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Nanotechnology Improving Neurology
Transcript of Nanotechnology Improving Neurology
Although current techniques are better than jumping into operations, there are still some complications that arise from the different imaging techniques;
Current Imaging Techniques
"So what's the problem, Doc?"
Requires CT and X-ray Assistance for Accuracy
Trending research in Neurology:
Currently there are only a handful of treatment options for patients with brain tumors;
"Let's Talk about Your Treatment Options"
Nausea / Vomiting
Sores in Mouth
...and these are their
possible side effects
(n) the branch of medicine or biology that deals with the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system.
(n) a medical specialist in the nervous
system and the disorders
Central Nervous System:
(n) the part of the nervous system which consists of the brain and spinal cord
electrical impulses are transmitted
coordination of entire nervous system
by Breanna Mochida
(this is no small matter)
Silicon Nanoparticles and Sound Waves
Using ultrasound to look for disease
Use silicon instead of radioactive contrast solutions
Use sound waves instead of x-rays
Doesn't find cancer by causing cancer
People with prosthetic limbs/pacemakers can be accurately tested too
The Cool Thing about Nanoparticles
can make nanovescicles that act like liposomes
no lasers necessary (damages healthy cells)
The Problem with Getting Medicine
to the Brain
the Blood Brain Barrier: a filtering mechanism that blocks the passage of foreign contaminants (including medicines)
only attacks tumor cells
bypasses Blood Brain Barrier
What about traumatic brain/CNS injuries?
MIT and the University of Hong Kong Lee Kai Shing Department of Anatomy
made a peptide solution that repaired a blind hamster's vision
Have a great Vacation! (good luck if you have more finals)