Category Archives: Nanotechnology Health

A Time of Turmoil and a Time of Opportunity

As this month’s blog is being written, the US has a “shelter-in-place” directive that has been extended through the end of April.  There are many reports of possible medical treatments that may mitigate the current Covid-19 virus.  Most of the … Continue reading

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Nano-Safety, Nano-Health Litigations

A report in Reuters dated October 29, 2016 indicated that a woman in California was awarded $70 million in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson claiming the company’s baby powder caused her ovarian cancer.  She claimed she had used the … Continue reading

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Polymorphism and nano-toxicology

What is polymorphism?  In the Oxford Dictionary, polymorph is an organism or inorganic object or material that takes various forms.  Polymorphism is defined, in material science, as the ability of a material to exist in more than one form of … Continue reading

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Water Purification

About one in six people in the world do not have access to water and one in three do not have adequate sanitation. There is much work being done around the world. There are two problems. One is water purification … Continue reading

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A coming medical revolution?

If you have been reading technology news recently, you probably noticed that there is a lot of interest in the development of the Star Trek tricorder. There is a $10 million US prize being offered by xprize.org [1] with 10 … Continue reading

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Nano-toxicity IS NOT Nano-Safety

There have been some recent mentions of nano-toxicity as being nanotechnology safety.  There are Government requests for review of proposed documents regarding either nano-safety or nano-toxicity.  The way these items are stated could lead a casual reader to the conclusion … Continue reading

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Nanotechnology and Future Bionics

There is a recent report [1] of an amputee with a bionic hand being able to feel texture and shape of objects in his grasp.  This was a month long test in Italy that has encouraged researchers on the ability … Continue reading

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Health & Environment

Building on the overview, two weeks ago, of Nano-Safety, this week’s blog will present some thoughts from the second pillar of Nano-Safety, which is the “Impact on People and the Environment.” There are various applications on nanotechnology that make products … Continue reading

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