Thursday, October 9, 2014

Nanotubes (just don't inhale them)

Read a recent article about nanotube infsused bioscaffolds and heart health.
Yet another wondrous use for nanotubes. Just don't inhale them.

Oh, how I love a good graphic.

Three images reveal the details of heart-defect patches created at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital. At top, three otherwise identical patches darken with greater concentrations of carbon nanotubes, which improve electrical signaling between immature heart cells. At center, a scanning electron microscope image shows a patch’s bioscaffold, with pores big enough for heart cells to invade. At bottom, a near-infrared microscopy image shows the presence of individually dispersed single-walled nanotubes. Credit: Jacot Lab/Rice University


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