Immunological applications to nano-technology

Michael Yamashita myamashi at sfu.ca
Fri Jan 23 17:57:26 EST 1998


Immunologists,

        I'm curious about how to prevent the immune system from responding
to deliberately introduced foreign bodies, but at the same time, not harming
the organism in any way. e.g. weakening the host's immune system,
carcinogenic effects, etc. I'm curious about how these techniques can be
applied to nano-technology. One major problem faced in this field is immune
response, e.g inflamation, irritations, etc. This can inflict harm both upon
the organism and the technology. I am especially interested in protein
coatings that the nano-technology can be encased in to prevent immune
recognition. Any pointers or help you can give will be most greatly
appreciated!
Michael Yamashita






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