What Are The Nanotubes Used For?


What can the nanotubes be used for? This highly intricate science has to hold the potential for practical application, otherwise we would simply be spending a lot of energy, time, and money on a science that will never benefit humankind.

Of course, this is not the case and as we start to understand what nanotubes are used for, we start to understand the potential of this particular science.

One of the most impressive and potentially life changing potential for the use of nanotubes is the ability to help the human body transmit nerve signals where there was previous damage.

When the spinal cord receive trauma, the brain and the body are often cut off from each other by the lack of nerve signal transmission along the spinal cord. Nanotubes have actually been proven to be able to correct this problem in some patients.

Nanotubes are actuall stronger than steel by about one hundred times. Additionally, nanotubes are a fantastic electricity conductor, outperforming copper and silicone.

When nanotubes are used as semiconductor chips their potential is actually limitless. Their strength and their ability to conduct electricity make them prime options for medical advancement, space exploration, undersea exploration, and even computer advancement. The carbon nanotube could one day become the basis of all sciences.

Medical science has been able to see the potential for medical advancement. Paralysis and neurological diseases could be treated and even cured with the nanotube. Once carbon nanotubes are created for nerve cell transmission, the potential for human cell growth on the surface makes nanotube therapies a prime choice for all of medical science to continue to explore.

There is promising research that indicates that the cure for cancer could lay in the hands of nanoscience. Since the nanotubes’ surfaces allow for the growth of human cells, the hope is that the nanotubes could be injected into cancer patients with pinpoint accuracy and the cancer cells could be destroyed while noncancerous cells would be encouraged to grow on the nanotubes’ surfaces.

This technology has not been perfected yet but the hope that the technology will one day eradicate cancer. This hope is thus far the most promising that medical science has ever witnessed.

What can nanotubes be used for?

Those who suffer from diseases and ailments like chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, and even depression may very well also be helped by the use of nanotubes. By creating the nanotubes to conduct specific nerve impulses, the altered nerve impulses that can cause the symptoms of these diseases can be over ridden.

Those who are opposed to stem cell research believe often have cited that there has been drastic improvements in the research that nanotubes present. It could have the same effect with the ability to engineer them for specific nerve cell signals.

This may one day turn out the be more productive and promising than stem cell research, which are clean human cells that can be injected and grow into the appropriate human cells that are needed to quiet the symptoms of the disease.

Some nanoscientists are creating carbon nanotubes to actually record the perpetual cell activity in the human body. This would mean that the nanotubes would have the capacity to “understand” what the human cells are doing, record the information, and then respond appropriately.

This means that we have the technology to direct the nanotubes to respond to human cells in different ways, which would allow us to direct the nanotubes to address diseases on the cellular level. The potential to treat almost any disease exists with the use of nanotubes.

Nanotube research is not as well known as other forms of medical research, but it holds great promise. It is vital that the communities that will one day implement this science continue to increase their education regarding nanotechnology and all possible applications of nanotubes.

Nanotubes are now being coated to increase their ability to respond to nerve cell direction, they are being tested on human cancer cells and even worms.

They are being specifically created for various disease relief. While the science and the technology has not received much media attention (most likely because it is not controversial) there are some human trials taking place around the world to attempt to prove that this is the next viable treatment options for many medical problems.

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  1. #1 by Joel Jager on December 8, 2009 - 8:47 am

    Any chance that this technology can be employed for POLIO Surviviors like myself to regain the use of muscles that have been atrophied for 50+ years?

    Just wishful thinking?
    JOEL

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