Title

Carbon Nanotubes – How Carbon is Saving Lives

Date

5-28-2015 3:15 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 3:55 PM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

Chemistry

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Chemistry Capstone Seminars

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Nerve cells have long been understood to be one of the few cells that cannot regenerate. This simple but grim fact has long plagued the medical field, and has robbed the quality of life of countless individuals. On the other hand, the uncontrolled multiplication and growth of cells is rapidly taking the lives of cancer patients. The simple carbon atom may be the answer to treating both patients. Carbon nanotubes display previously unimaginable strength and electrical conductivity. This amazing material was first published by two Russian chemists in 1952 in the Soviet Journal of Physical Chemistry. Since this initial discovery, it has shown promising results in delivery of drugs directly to cancer cells and even in using carbon nanotubes to interface with neurons. This seemingly simple, yet groundbreaking technology, is revolutionizing medical research.

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Carbon Nanotubes – How Carbon is Saving Lives

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Nerve cells have long been understood to be one of the few cells that cannot regenerate. This simple but grim fact has long plagued the medical field, and has robbed the quality of life of countless individuals. On the other hand, the uncontrolled multiplication and growth of cells is rapidly taking the lives of cancer patients. The simple carbon atom may be the answer to treating both patients. Carbon nanotubes display previously unimaginable strength and electrical conductivity. This amazing material was first published by two Russian chemists in 1952 in the Soviet Journal of Physical Chemistry. Since this initial discovery, it has shown promising results in delivery of drugs directly to cancer cells and even in using carbon nanotubes to interface with neurons. This seemingly simple, yet groundbreaking technology, is revolutionizing medical research.