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Cellular Surgeons: The New Era of Nanomedicine

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Published on Aug 1, 2014

Pills the size of molecules to seek and destroy tumors. Minuscule robots performing surgery inside patients with a precision never before achieved. Nanobots, a billionth of a meter across, fixing mutations in DNA, or repairing neurons in your brain. Such are the possibilities as medicine enters the nano-era. Join leading researchers who are pushing these frontiers, to learn of new cures in the coming nano-revolution and possible risks of the molecular E.R.

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Original program date: May 30, 2013
MODERATOR: Robert Krulwich
PARTICIPANTS: Omid Farokhzad, Peter Hoffmann, Metin Sitti

How big is a nano meter? 00:04

Participant Introductions 1:18

What does nano mean? 5:00

A day in the life of an atom? 8:00

What the inside of a cell looks like. 10:38

Is what is happening inside of us miraculous? 13:30

Order from chaos over time. 16:40

What did Richard Feynman contribute to the world of nano? 26:11

A nanobot that you can swallow. 31:26

The power equation of a human. 40:58

What are the traits of the really small? 45:50

Why doesn't our body attack diseases that wants to hurt us? 54:18

How long until we have this technology is available? 1:02:20

what is the current state of atomic scaled computers? 1:11:37

Why don't we have injectable time release medicine? 1:14:58

How do you design a nanobot that can overcome the EPR effect? 1:18:49

Can the use of nanotechnology destroy our evolution process? 1:24:54

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