Showing posts from October, 2014

Nanotechnology to Fight Ebola Virus

Nanotechnology to Fight Ebola Virus With the Ebola virus death toll now topping 1000 and even more, researchers at Northeastern University in Boston are attempting to use nanotechnology to cure the disease. They have focused attention on nanoparticles such as gold nanoparticles that could be attached chemically to the viruses and stop them from spreading in combination with near-infrared light to destroy the Ebola virus. Read more at: Nanotechnology device aims to prevent malaria deaths through rapid diagnosis A pioneering mobile device using cutting-edge nanotechnology to rapidly detect malaria infection and drug resistance could revolutionise how the disease is diagnosed and treated. Read more at: How nanotechnology is shaping stem cell research Nanoscientists have developed a technique that allows them to transform

Nanotechnology to stop Bed Bugs

Bed bug Many cities across the world are experiencing a huge surge in the bed bugs; and pest control company Terminix reports a list of the 15 worst hit cities in US according to CBS news. Pest control leader ORKIN reports that Chicago tops the 2013 Bed Bug Cities List with the result the City Council passed an ordinance in July 2013 urging to have a formal management plan in place for the detection, inspection and treatment of these pests. Bed bugs are increasing in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. The infestations have been occurring in a wide range of facilities in the developed world in recent years including: hotels (from backpacker to five star), overnight trains, private homes, cruise ships, schools, hospitals and homeless shelters. Bed bugs have been shown to be able to travel over 100 feet in a night but tend to live within eight feet of where people sleep. A bed bug bite affects each person differently. Bite responses can range from an absence of any physical signs of the b