Tag: Nanotechnology

Golden Medicine: Use of Plasmons for Cancer Therapy

Cancer is an immensely complex disease to treat. The number of mutations and combinations of mutations that can lead to its development make each “cure” more of a patch to a few specific cases. Couple that with the increasing rate of mutation within cancer cells,…

Nanotechnology in Your Sunscreen: Doing More Harm than Good?

Nanotechnology in Your Sunscreen: Doing More Harm than Good?

While soaking in the sunshine may feel good, and you may have heard about solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation harm, you may not be aware of what’s in your sunscreen. Lee Hong explored the benefits of sunscreen in his post on The Pipettepen, and today, we…

Nanomedicine: How Much Are We Willing to Pay?

Nanomedicine: How Much Are We Willing to Pay?

In 2013, cancer affected approximately 14 million people in the United States, and its  direct medical costs were almost $75 billion, making cancer a devastating disease from both the human and financial perspectives. Nanotechnology may offer some relief, but at what cost?