Microsoft and the Electric Power Industry Have a Lot in Common

 Microsoft and the Electric Power Industry Have a Lot in Common

Robert X. Cringely

Robert X. Cringely: It isn’t very often I get to apply Moore’s Law to a non-Information Technology business and rarer still that I can then relate the whole thing back to Microsoft, so I’m going for it. Here’s what the solar power industry can teach us about Microsoft.

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Targeting Delivery for Nanoparticles

 Targeting Delivery for Nanoparticles

Conventional chemotherapy can wreak havoc on healthy tissue, causing painful side effects, and it’s not always effective. Nanotechnology-based methods to deliver these drugs only to cancerous cells have shown promise, but they don’t work for all cancers. Now a handful of research groups are developing more-complex approaches that use microscopic carriers to deliver a variety of particles–including drugs, molecular tags that target tumors, and imaging agents to monitor and destroy cancer cells. In theory, these microscopic delivery vehicles would evade the body’s defenses and target blood vessels near a tumor, then release their payload.

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