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DARPA Taps Nanotech to Treat Brain Injuries

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Greg M. Jung
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Identifying Diseases
Greg M. Jung   6/23/2012 10:05:00 PM
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I like the idea of future consumer technology spin-offs from these military developments and tests.  My father-in-law just had a harrowing experience with a Sepsis attack that almost took his life.  Quick diagnosis saved his life, so I'm hoping that more developments like these can continue to reduce response time to these diseases in the future.

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Intersting timing
NadineJ   6/19/2012 11:52:35 AM
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Another article I've seen this month talked about the hazards of nanotechnology in the textile industry.  It called out nano-silver, specifically, breaking down through use and abrasion.  The particles released into the skin through sweat are thought to contribute to microbial resistance in humans. 

Although different from what DARPA is looking into, it speaks to consumer acceptance.  Nanotechnology has been widely embraced in many sectors but we're starting to experience a backlash.  Some things moved too quickly to market before more research was complete.

Was there any info about timing?  How long are trials expected to last after they choose a project to move forward?

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The new Bell Labs
Rob Spiegel   6/18/2012 3:51:21 PM
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Nice article, Elizabeth. Darpa keeps coming up with surprising new technology, much of it, as Beth points out, that can be a big benefit to the civilian world. It looks like Darpa is this generation's Bell Labs.

Beth Stackpole
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A bridge to the commercial sector
Beth Stackpole   6/18/2012 7:23:09 AM
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Lots of good stuff underway. I'm hoping that not only does DARPA solve some of these real problems, but that there is some sort of open door between the government-sponsored research and the private sector to cross-pollinate ideas and commercialize some of the more compelling technologies.

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