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Nanotechnology is the Present | Dr Fred Lam
Episode 523rd July 2020 • Medical Matrix • Carmel Sound Lab
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Nanotechnology is a term that may still sound futuristic or sci-fi for the general public, but the truth is, it is more present than ever in plenty of fields. In medicine, this technology is already being used inside the operation rooms and to treat cancer patients, and even though it is still researched and funded privately, it certainly makes us wonder about its potential to improve our lives in the health, technological and everyday aspects of our lives. In this episode, Dr. Rosie Sendher and Dr. Erica Fisk sit down with Dr. Fred Lam to chat about the possibilities that nanotechnology has to offer the human race.

Dr. Fred Lam is a surgeon-scientist in the Division of Neurosurgery at McMaster University. He is a passionate student of the use of nanotechnology and precision medicine approaches for the treatment of brain tumors and is excited about the integration of disruptive technologies in his field of practice. From treating cancer to the theoretical possibility of treating COVID-19 as well, this science has limitless applications. Listen now to learn everything about the fascinating world of nanotechnology and its ethical ramifications. In the end, will you be excited or afraid of it?


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There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom by Richard P. Feynman: http://www.nanoparticles.org/pdf/Feynman.pdf


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