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How biocompatible are nanowires in the brain?
« on: 23/10/2009 22:12:57 »
The biological safety of nanotechnology (Labslink research news), in other words, how the body reacts to nanoparticles, is a hot topic. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have managed for the first time to carry out successful experiments involving the injection of so-called 'nanowires.' In the future it is expected that it will be possible to insert nanoscale electrodes to study learning and memory functions and to treat patients suffering from chronic pain, depression, and diseases such as Parkinson's. But it is not known what would happen if the nanoelectrodes would break away from their contact points.
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How biocompatible are nanowires in the brain?
« Reply #1 on: 24/12/2009 16:06:26 »
Particles around thate size ( asbestos) have the potential to be harmful over time.
 

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How biocompatible are nanowires in the brain?
« Reply #2 on: 25/12/2009 00:55:19 »
Quote from: SeanB
Particles around thate size ( asbestos) have the potential to be harmful over time.

Isn't that only in the lungs, though?
 

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