Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Nano Song

Nanotechnology is “the ability to work at the atomic, molecular and supramolecular levels (on a scale of ~1–100 nm) in order to understand, create and use material structures, devices and systems with fundamentally new properties and functions resulting from their small structure”1.

Nanotechnology has been successfully applied to the study of biological systems, aiding in the more in-depth comprehension of diverse fundamental biological processes. Nanobiotechnology emerges from a collaborative effort between biological, physical, chemical, and engineering sciences, being a hallmark of the power of integrating different disciplines to help in the understanding of diverse systems, including biological ones.
One example of its utility comes from single molecule measurements which allow us to further our understanding on the dynamics and mechanistic properties of biological molecular motors.
A recent paper also highlights the importance of nanotechnology in biomedical research [Twin nanoparticle shown effective at targeting, killing breast cancer cells].

The reason why I'm talking about this is solely to have an excuse to post the following video entitled “The Nano Song” which I think is just awesome.

The Nano Song from nanomonster on Vimeo.

[H/T]:Andre at http://biocurious.com/

1 Roco MC. Nanotechnology: convergence with modern biology and medicine (2003).Current Opinion in Biotechnology 2003, 14:337–346.