Nanomedicine

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Cancer patients need as much help as they can get. Future engineers design a system that delivers cancer medicine to the lungs but doesn't harm other organs. Using ferrofluids and iron particles, they test out their delivery systems.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a biomedical engineer or a doctor to participate in the activity
  • Collaborate with a biology teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Some basic information about cancer and the human body is beneficial but not necessary
  • Activity requires a variety of materials; see resource for complete list
Pros

  • Step-by-step instructions help with the smooth operation of the activity
  • Includes additional information about ferrofluids and drug delivery systems
Cons

  • None