Sunday, April 3, 2011

IBM Nanoparticle used for Medicine

According to CNET, technology has made advances to the point where nanotechnology or rather nanoparticles can be used to destroy bacterias that end up killing thousands of people each year. But the final product is not ready for real widespread application as of right now, but the ability to do so is definitely a possibility.
IBM is leading these kinds of studies on technology and the human body. There is a "superbug" called MRSA, a super infectious bacteria, that kills thousands each year. Modern medicine has had a hard time combating this bacteria. According to them their biodegradable nanoparticle can search out and destroy alien cells such as MRSA bacteria. For sure this will create more jobs for people if nanotechnology can truly take off like this. There is probably many ways to use nanotechnology through medicine. I'm not truly sure how nanotechnology is produced but I'm sure there is production and programming involved. Which will in turn create more jobs for people. That's one of the big things we need right now to help get this recovery going which is more jobs.


Smith said...

With what I am assuming is a controversial technology, do you see some government regulations or “speed bumps” ahead? How could this effect the technology?

Garrett T. said...

I don't see this being controversial as long as the nanotechnology is biodegradable and is destroyed within the blood stream, there could be government regulations. One could be getting people to accept the idea that there are tiny robots in the body. There would be those extremists and what not that think this is a mind control device but those accusations would be too extreme for the moment. The government may restrict access to who can apply these treatments and who can create the nanotechnology for widespread use.

sarah said...

I could see this potentially being a very controversial topic. Especially to the older population where they don't understand or like all the new technology that is being developed. I agree with Garrett, I think there will be government regulations although I'm not sure what they will regulate.