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Targeted Molecular Nanomachines Mechanically Drilling to Kill Cells

Learn about recent advances in nanomachines, beginning with an overview of two companies. One repairs spinal cords and optic nerves using graphene nanoribbons; the second treats TBI and stroke with carbon nanoparticles that can bridge the three electron transfer gaps in the mitochondria. A third company, recently launched, uses single-molecule nanomachines with rotors that spin at 3 million rotations per second when activated. These can be targeted to a particular cell or bacterium surface, and then drill into that cell to kill it or to deliver another drug. Due to the mechanical action for entry, it reduces the likelihood of the cell developing a defense. 

Presented by:
James M. Tour, PhD
TT and WF Chao Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Rice University

Lunch provided to the first 50 attendees.

 

Monday, February 10 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Houston Methodist Research Institute, Ernest H. Cockrell Boardroom (R2-311)
6670 Bertner Avenue

Event Type

Seminar

Attendance Options

In-Person

Category

Research

Website

http://attend.houstonmethodist.org/

Department & Center
Department of Nanomedicine, Academic Institute
Speaker

James M. Tour, PhD, TT and WF Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering ​​​​​,​​Rice University

Contact Email

events@houstonmethodist.org

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