Using Nano Science To Understand Cancer

Latest research presented at Nano-engineering for Medicine and Biology 2015 Conference in Minneapolis

Scientists are applying new methods based on nanotechnology to map the movement and behavior of cells in the body – essential keys in understanding the detection as well as treatment of cancer, sickle cell anemia, and other harmful and potentially deadly human diseases.

According to researchers gathering at the 2015 4th Global Congress on Nano-engineering for Medicine and Biology (NEMB 2015) in Minneapolis, advanced nanotechnology-based micro devices are providing the biomedical community with more insights than ever before regarding cellular movement, migration, communication, shape, and other properties within the human body.

NEMB 2015, which opened Apr. 19 at the University of Minnesota, highlighted the integration of nano-based engineering and medicine and explore the latest programs to develop advanced devices for the detection and treatment of disease.  The University of Minnesota was joined by Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, UCLA, and other renowned medical research organizations.  John C. Bischof, Ph.D., and Victor Barocas, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota are among the participants at the four-day technical conference.