A brief explanation

Access to clean, safe drinking water — a basic human right. Or, so we thought…

Over 785 million people across the world don’t have access to a basic drinking-water source. …


An approach using nanotech to improve wound healing and antibacterial properties

It’s the 1920s, Johnson and Johnson is well established for their production of large, cotton gauze dressings that are sterile and sealed against germs — a first of its kind. An employee by the name of Earle Dickson is recently married to a young, rather accident-prone woman. …


Using nanotech to improve wound healing speeds and prevent bacterial infections

The Problem

Looking at face value, the wound healing problem seems little and nonexistent, as wounds seem to heal fast and infection rarely happens. While that may seem like the case, the reality is much different.

Time

How long it takes to heal a wound depends on how large or deep the cut…


An approach using HAp/CTS nanofibrous scaffolds

Not too long ago, around early November, one of the best players in the NFL got injured. The all-pro tight end had fractured his cuboid bone, rendering him out for the rest of the 49ers season, destroying their chances of a playoff appearance.

Being a fan of the team, I…


How we can optimize nano-sized particles/materials to heal patients

Introduction

Being a very passionate football fan, I enjoy watching the many NFL games every Sunday. However, there has never seemed to have been a week where at least 1 person did not get injured. Whether it be a rib injury, torn ACL/MCL, torn hamstring, bones broken, etc., …


What seemed like science fiction, is actually a reality… Welcome to the world of nanotechnology.

A Brief Introduction

I’m sure you’ve heard this term at least once in your life wondering what it could possibly be. To start, the word “technology” is kind of misleading considering today’s views on this word.

We usually assume “tech” has to do with a computer chip, something electronic, or even code. But…


June 07, 2014. A day I’ll never forget. Just a few days before, my great grandmother had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma. She was scheduled to have surgery to remove the tumor on this day. The doctor said it will be an easy procedure as the tumor had not spread…


Nanomedicines are perhaps at the heart of next-gen medicine. But what is it? Nanomedicines consist of active pharmaceutical ingredients or APIs such as small molecules packaged into nano-sized carriers made of excipients (basically vehicles for substances) like lipids and polymers. Nanoparticles tend to be smaller than cells but larger than…

Akash Patel

Innovator | Thinker | Creator. Passionate about medicine and its nanotechnological implications. Working on executing an idea. Website: akashapatel.com

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