A New PHeNoMena in Health

According to Prof. David Erickson, mechanical and aerospace engineering, the use of waves to guide particles, allowing for small scale chemical analysis, makes mobile health testing a possibility.

Cornell to Open $10M Nanotechnology Center

Cornell University is partnering with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to open a new $10 million Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence aimed at integrating nanotechnology into cancer care applications, the University announced Thursday. The center, called the MSKCC-Cornell Center for Translation of Cancer Nanomedicines, will focus on using nanotechnology to treat skin and brain cancers. Nanotechnology deals with the manipulation of matter on atomic and subatomic scales, and thus can be useful in targeting the genetic abnormalities that lead to cancerous growths. The Cornell-MSKCC Center is made possible by a $8.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer. Sloan Kettering then added more than $1.9 million, according to the University.