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Other Books in Development in 2017

 

Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, and AI: Toward the Dream of Global Health Care Equivalency

This book will explore and articulate an expanded vision for where advanced nanomedicine may lead.

The larger picture might be manifest via the emergence of a momentous paradigm shift that will have the potential capacity to dramatically transform the entire medical domain, through what is referred to as “Global Health Care Equivalency”, (GHCE), where any individual on the planet may have access to the same advanced and cost effective nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, no matter where they happen to reside, or under what conditions they live.

The attainment of GHCE might serve to significantly reduce the perception of individuals in the developing world of being marginalized, at least in terms of health care, which may ultimately translate to conflict reduction. In the developed world, GHCE would serve to dramatically reduce health care expenditures across the board.  Synergies between nanotechnology, nanomedicine, and AI may enable this vision on a global scale. Progress toward this goal will be incremental, with each successive wave of nanomedical technologies being more advanced than the previous wave.

The tipping point will arrive with the emergence of Molecular Manufacturing (MM), http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/boehm20160115, which will make possible the cost effective fabrication of the classes of advanced autonomous nanomedical devices that Boehm describes in his first book: Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions.

 

Molecular Manufacturing: The Emergence of the Grand Equalizer

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This comprehensive companion text to Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, and AI: Toward the Dream of Global Health Care Equivalency will explore the concepts and technologies behind the potential emergence of advanced Molecular Manufacturing (MM), while articulating how its potentially immense power may touch and positively transform practically every facet of human endeavor, while driving global scale environmental remediation.

It is estimated by many researchers and thought leaders that MM may transition from a science fiction concept to reality within the next 10-30 years. The rapidly evolving sophistication and popularity of 3D printing that we are witnessing at present might be considered to be a formative precursor of envisaged, exponentially more powerful, and dynamic “factory-at-home” systems, which would enable the ultrafine organization of molecular and atomic constituents to cumulatively fabricate virtually any type of consumer product imaginable (e.g., healthy gourmet foods, running shoes, toothbrushes, physician prescribed nanomedical diagnostic or therapeutic devices, photovoltaic cells, advanced batteries, smart phones, computers, as well as components for building additional MM units) with atomic/molecular precision.

In the medical realm MM will constitute the prerequisite technology for the realization of the vision of Global Health Care Equivalency.

 

 

Nanomedical Brain/Cloud Interface: Explorations and Implications

This book embarks on an in depth exploration of the future (hypothetical) possibility that the cerebral cortex of the human brain might be seamlessly, safely, and securely connected with the Cloud as a Brain/Cloud Interface (B/CI). Such an envisaged nanomedically facilitated cognitive augmentation may consist of a highly integrated network of sophisticated autonomous nanorobotic devices coupled with advanced AI toward the enablement of instantaneous and finely controllable connectivity with the Cloud.

This interface might serve as a personalized conduit through which individuals would not only have immediate access to virtually any facet of cumulative human knowledge, but also the optional and specialized capacity to engage in real time fully immersive experiential/sensory engagement, including what is referred to as “Transparent Shadowing” (TS), where individuals may experience episodic segments of the lives of other willing participants anywhere on the planet in real time, at full sensory resolution.

In conjunction with an investigation of the technical aspects of a B/CI, this book will also delve into its ethical, moral, sociological, legal, and philosophical implications. The prospective usefulness and benefits of such a powerful technology will be tempered by a careful consideration of the perceived risks and potential for misuse, such as neocortex hacking and nefarious thought manipulation and control, toward the formulation of a prudent future policy.

Myriad non-trivial questions will be brought to bear toward elucidating how B/CI technologies might potentially impact ones sense of self, and how that self may relate to others, the world, and beyond.

What might the benefits, risks, and consequences for human civilization be, when individuals have access to unprecedented opportunities for significant personalized cognitive, sensual, and experiential augmentation, and who may, through the use of B/CI technologies, be so intimately interconnected?

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News

Nanoparticles could allow for faster, better medicine

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Gold nanoparticles could help make drugs act more quickly and effectively, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Nanoparticles are microscopic particles that are bigger than atoms but smaller [...]

Breakthrough discovery in diagnostic tools that can replace commonly used and fragile antibodies

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Experts from the Biotechnology Group at the University of Leicester led by Professor Sergey Piletsky in collaboration with the spin-off company MIP Diagnostics Ltd have announced the development of polymeric materials with molecular recognition capabilities [...]

Breakthrough could launch organic electronics beyond cell phone screens

November 19th, 2017|0 Comments

A discovery by an international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin points the way to more widespread use of an advanced technology generally known as [...]

Nanowired Drugs for Treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

November 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Millions of Americans suffer from neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Researchers have identified new treatments, such as cerebrolysin, which are promising, but present clinical approaches are ineffective as critical concentrations of the drug [...]

Nanotechnology might help farmers fight climate change, pests and disease–and boost yields

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The sun is strong, the sky Hollywood-set blue, but the wind is brutal. This is confounding the work of Wade Elmer, chief scientist for the Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology at the Connecticut Agricultural [...]

New Study Highlights Bone-Targeted Nanoparticle Treatment for Prostate Cancer

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

In certain patients, castrate-resistant or metastatic prostate cancer can spread to the bone. Although many new treatments are available, they can have a hard time reaching the bone and frequently result in missing the metastatic [...]

Next-generation optogenetic molecules control single neurons

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers at MIT and Paris Descartes University have developed a new optogenetic technique that sculpts light to target individual cells bearing engineered light-sensitive molecules, so that individual neurons can be precisely stimulated. Until now, it [...]

Zipping DNA

November 14th, 2017|0 Comments

What do you do if you have a large document or a high-resolution image that is too big to send via email? You simply zip it to a more manageable size using a suitable software. [...]

Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

A surprise finding suggests that an injection of nanoparticles may be able to help fight the immune system when it goes haywire, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown (ACS Nano, "Neutrophil-particle interactions in [...]

New Research on Nanotechnology Drug Delivery Market: Studying Influencing Factors and Key Players

November 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Nanotechnology Drug Delivery mainly used in healthcare applications such as such as neurology, anti-infective, cardiovascular disorders, and others. They are part of active application of the transport drugs to the final location of therapeutic intervention [...]

Researchers Develop Polymer Nanoagents to Light Up Tiny Areas of Diseased Tissues

November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Polymer nanoagents capable of ‘lighting up’ small areas of diseased tissues that standard methods fail to detect, have been developed by a research team headed by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). The nanoagents, called [...]

Scientists create ‘tracking’ nanoagents to illuminate very small diseased tissues

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Polymer nanoagents that can 'light up' tiny areas of diseased tissues that conventional methods fail to detect, have been created by a research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) The nanoagents, known [...]

Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of approved cancer drugs inside cancer cells [...]

Nanomedicine Researchers Discover New Use for 70-Year-Old Drug

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

A recent study reveals that a 70-year-old malaria drug is capable of blocking immune cells in the liver allowing the arrival of nanoparticles at their intended tumor site, thus overcoming a major obstacle of targeted [...]

Potential new treatment for Fragile X targets one gene to affect many

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

In Fragile X Syndrome–the leading genetic form of intellectual disability and autism–the effects of a single defective gene ripple through a series of chemical pathways, altering signals between brain cells. It’s a complex condition, but [...]

New Nanoscale Optical ‘Abacus’ Uses Light Signals to Perform Arithmetic Computations

November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

One of the most rudimentary methods of counting has received a 21st century make-over due to the quest for developing more powerful and ever-faster computers. A global team of Researchers, including Professor C. David Wright [...]

Nano-sized gold particles have been shaped to behave as clones in biomedicine

November 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Shaping nanometric gold particles - of the size of millionths of a millimeter - to improve their properties in biomedicine and photonics has been made possible thanks to a special laser system in a work [...]

Nature Inspires Non-spherical Drug Delivery Nanoparticles

November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

When a drug enters the body, it doesn’t generally target a particular part of the body. Paracetamol, for example, affects the whole body but its effects are felt at the source of pain. Likewise, cancer [...]

Plastic nanoparticles inspired by nature could improve cancer drug delivery

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

UNSW Sydney scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles - an advance that could improve the delivery of toxic drugs to tumours. "Very little [...]

Isocitrate dehydrogenases in physiology and cancer: biochemical and molecular insight

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

From the abstract: Isocitrate dehydrogenases play important roles in cellular metabolism and cancer. This review will discuss how the roles of isoforms 1 and 2 in normal cell and cancer metabolism are distinct from those [...]

Newly patented formulation based on nanotechnology will offer neuropathic pain relief

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The company GB Sciences Inc. has obtained the exclusive global worldwide intellectual property license for this innovative solution, which is based on nanotechnology. The researchers Lucía Martín Banderas and Mercedes Fernández Arévalo, from the I+DNanomed [...]

Graphene sensors detect HIV DNA

October 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Leiden and Jülich researchers discovered an elegant and simple approach to improve the sensitivity of graphene biosensors. These so-called 'next generation graphene electronic biochemical sensor devices' are able to detect very low amounts of HIV [...]

Nanoparticles with pulse laser controlled antibacterial properties

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are known to have excellent antibacterial properties and are considered by many to be a strong contender in the critical search for an answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They block enzymes and can [...]

Nanomedicine – despite the issues it still faces, investment is set to increase

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

The nanomedicines market is worth billions and, despite a variety of hurdles, it continues to attract the attention of venture capitalists. Tarun Pandotra reviews developments in the sector. Nanotechnology has come a long way in [...]

Nanodiamonds Successfully Used in Aiding Recovery from Root Canal Procedure

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Root canal treatment may soon be more effective because of a miniature but powerful ally that could inhibit infection after treatment. A team of Researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry and the UCLA Henry [...]

New Intelligent Nanoparticles Capable of Killing Cancerous Cells

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

University of Surrey scientists have developed ‘intelligent’ nanoparticles capable of heating up to a temperature that is high enough to kill cancerous cells – but which can self-regulate and lose heat before they get hot [...]

Single nanoparticle mapping paves the way for better nanotechnology

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the Technical University of Denmark have developed a method that makes it possible to map the individual responses of nanoparticles in different situations and contexts. The results pave [...]

Scientists use supercomputer to search for “memory molecules”

October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Until now, searching for genes related to memory capacity has been comparable to seeking out the proverbial "needle in a haystack." Scientists at the University of Basel made use of the CSCS supercomputer Piz Daint [...]

Can nanotechnology heal scar tissue?

October 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Dr Tristan Clemons, a UWA researcher, does his work on this minute scale. And while working on the nanoscale is pushing our science and technology to its limits, it's on this tiny new frontier that [...]

Safety Requirements in Nanomedicine – Video from CLINAM 2017

October 21st, 2017|0 Comments

  Robert E. Geertsma, M.Sc., Senior Scientist, Centre for Health Protection RIVM ‐ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven (NL) talks at the Clinam Summit in 2017 about safety considerations [...]