1/9/2012 11:08:00 AM
Daily Gazette: A huge world of tiny things
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Diabetes, transplant studies among those being aided by nanotech
By Stephen Williams
Nanotechnology, best-known for shrinking the circuits on computer chips, is also contributing to complex medical research being done in the Capital Region.
The science — which deals with materials at the microscopic level, where they are measured in billionths of a meter — is being used to design drugs targeted for cancer treatment, or to make medical testing devices smaller and more accurate, according to experts.
“It has unlimited potential in terms of research you can do and new directions you can take,” said Thomas Begley, an associate professor of nanobioscience at the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Read more