New research shows that adult stem cells, when used with carbon nanotubes, have an enhanced ability to differentiate into healthy neurons in stroke-damaged rat brains. Another research finding shows that injecting nanoparticles into mice that have had heart attacks helped restore cardiovascular functions.

Panelists:

* Samuel Stupp, Ph.D., Director, Institute of Bionanotechnology in Medicine, Northwestern University

* Thomas Webster, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Brown University

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American Chemical Society 232nd National Meeting San Francisco, Sept. 10-14, 2006.

Nanotubes show help with range of illnesses Sept. 11, 2006 NOON

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