Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Tune in for real-life biobots

nanocancerThe National Cancer Institute's Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer is hosting a live Webcast of its scientific roundtable in Bethesda, Md., Sept. 13 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT.

It's all part of the National Institutes of Health's formal announcement of its $144.3 million, five-year plan to develop and apply nanotechnology to cancer detection and treatment. The speakers will include anybody who's anybody in the hunt for nanocures for cancer, including Rick Smalley and Vicki Colvin.

Also scheduled to be discussed are safety and ethical issues, plus ways in which researchers can get funding. In other words, something for just about anybody who's interested in the near-term prospects and potential problems associated with nanotechnology.

If you're even the slightest bit curious about near-term nanotech, and want to see some truly fascinating stuff, you should try to virtually be there.

NanoBot Backgrounder
Cancer Death to Cancer Detection
Here's the plain deal on biomedical nanobots
Good medicine, bad medicine


Anonymous said...

I was reading about the use of nan technology on the prostate cancer website, That and your postings make me feel very hopeful.

Howard Lovy said...

Thanks, I hadn't heard of that before. Here's a link to a recent story about quantum dots being used to detect prostate cancer, for anybody else who's curious:

Nanotechnology Detects Prostate CancerThanks.