Nanofiber Breakthrough Holds Promise for Medicine and Microprocessors
- Sciencedaily.com February 29th, 2012
- Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120229105139.htm
A new method for creating nanofibers made of proteins, developed by researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), promises to greatly improve drug delivery methods for the treatment of cancers, heart disorders and Alzheimer's disease, as well as aid in the regeneration of human tissue, bone and cartilage.
In addition, applied differently, this same development could point the way to even tinier and more powerful microprocessors for future generations of computers and consumer electronics devices.