Resuscitating Dead Cells and Tissues: Progress in The Adoption of Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering

Each time an individual suffers a heart attack and survives, unfortunately something happens to the heart permanently: some of the cells that constitute this organ die. Those cells can be: Cardiomyocytes (striated muscle cells found in the heart, derived from cardiac myoblasts); Neurons (in the wall of the heart). These dead tissues give to the heart muscles weakening. Consequently, the …

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IBM and Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery

The researchers Fredrik Nederberg, Kazuki Fukushima and James L. Hedrick from IBM Research at IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA and the researchers Ying Zhang, Jeremy P. K. Tan, Chuan Yang, Shujun Gao and Yi-Yan Yang from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, in Singapore made an important discovery in nanomedicine. Their discovery, published online in Nature on 3 …

Why the Adoption of Nanotechnology in Medicine and Biomedicine isn’t as Fast as it Could Be? – Part 4: Delayed Nanoregulation

Most sciences and technologies develop faster than regulators can regulate. This is no secret. Altough this is “normal”, the special case of nanotechnology and its adoption in several fields (including medicine and biomedicine) may be critical. While nanotechnology shows a huge potential for tremendous benefits, this emerging and fast developing field of science and technology also s has the potential to …

Why the Adoption of Nanotechnology in Medicine and Biomedicine isn’t as Fast as it Could Be? – Part 3: Nano-Hype

One of key barriers to adoption of nanotechnology in general and adoption of nanotechnology in medicine and biomedicine, in particular has been the hype that surrounds it. Mass media makes a massive hype about nanotechnology directed to world audiences. Nano-hype is basically about massive communication and cognitive barriers in the perception of nanotechnology that it generates. Let’s analyze the causes …

Why the Adoption of Nanotechnology in Medicine and Biomedicine isn’t as Fast as it Could Be? – Part 2: Nanoethics

Since nanotechnology started to receive more publicity, many organizations have focused in the ethical and societal implications, and other concerns about nanotechnology and its applications, both now and in the future. The ethical and societal implications and concerns of nanotechnology and its applications very diverse and include: Defence; Access to nanotechnology; Environment protection; Invasion of privacy; Medicine, biomedicine and Human …