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April 16th, 2007

Nanotubes May Augur a New Era in the Treatment of Disease

Abstract:
Something remarkable happened in Ipsita Banerjee's lab on the sixth floor of John Mulcahy Hall a couple of years ago. After a year-and-a-half of trial and error, Banerjee, Ph.D., and her undergraduate research assistant, Rose Spear (FCRH '06), took turns peering through one of the lab's high-powered microscopes at a group of cells with a mix of relief and disbelief.

What Banerjee, an assistant professor of chemistry at Fordham College at Rose Hill, and Spear had done was take calcium phosphate nanocrystals that they had "fabricated" on biomaterial known as a peptide nanotube and plopped them in the middle of tissue cells. This was the acid test: Would the cells accept or reject the synthetic mineral that is a main ingredient in human bone?

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