Lentis/Nanotechnology and Society

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Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gthbjjvotug
Really helpful/interesting and if you watch it, you're 1/4 done with our sts hw for next week :)

For Wed. 11/8/2011 -- Annie drafts, Morgan adds
[General introduction to nanotechnology as a field.]
[Our focus: it's uses and how they impact our health.]
Toxicity and environmental factors



"Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology." (wiki)
For Wed. 11/8/2011 -- Morgan drafts
[Nanoparticples - injecting with cancer therapy medicine - attack specific tumor]
[Main idea: what nanoparticles will do to our bodies if left there]
[Main fear: so small they will get in between cell walls. So small that they could build up in areas we don't want.]

Other Products[edit]

For Wed. 11/8/2011 -- Andrew looks up nanoparticles in specific products (focus on products out there that we buy and use without thinking about it, but they have impacts)
[Everyday things that have nanoparticles in them (sunscreen)]

Relevant Social Groups[edit]

Andrew start focus here http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/SPT/v8n2/schummer.html http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/v6/n10/full/nnano.2011.169.html

Center for Nanomedicine (pro-nanomedicine)