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Harvard University: Targeted Delivery of Vascular Therapeutics

The Wyss Institute has developed a targeted vascular nanotherapeutic (Vascular NanoRx) platform that targets drugs to stenotic (narrowed) sites in blood vessels to treat life-threatening and debilitating clotting disorders, such as stroke, pulmonary embolism, acute coronary syndrome (myocardial infarction, unstable angina), thrombosed hemodialysis access sites, and potentially atherosclerosis. The platelet-sized Vascular NanoRx microaggregates (large blue …

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MIT: Strengthening metal at the nanoscale and eliminating defects

For the first time, researchers have achieved defect healing and marked strengthening through cyclic deformation in nanoscale structures. The novel method is called “cyclic healing”. Video produced and edited by Melanie Gonick/MIT Additional footage courtesy of the researchers  

NASA EDGE: Nanotechnology

NASA EDGE takes a close look at how NASA’s Game Changing Development (GCD) Program Office is exploring nanotechnology. GCD Program Manager, Steve Gaddis, and his team highlight how this technology is being used in sensors and various materials. It is high risk, high reward.  

Eric Drexler: A Future of Radical Abundance – Transforming the Material Basis of Civilization

The researcher, author and futurist Eric Drexler coined the concept of molecular nanotechnology 26 years ago. The future that he outlined in his book “Engines of creations” was then questioned by many. Now Drexler returns with a somewhat developing vision, where the concept of nanotechnology is replaced with APM (Atomically Precise Manufacturing). He clarify s …

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