By Sylvain Martel
This booklet describes on the introductory point how glossy expertise has made the state of affairs of the vintage science-fiction motion picture Fantastic Voyage a fact. The motion picture is ready a submarine and its workforce individuals being reduced in size to microscopic measurement and ventured into the physique. precisely 50 years following the discharge of the movie, such truth takes the shape of a scientific interventional room able to mimicking this situation. in keeping with 15 years of in depth study and improvement through the world-leading group during this particular box, the ebook is going during the scenes of the motion picture whereas explaining the way it is carried out during this first-of-a-kind interventional facility.
This is the 1st ebook that explains the basics of navigation of healing brokers within the vascular community. The scope of the publication is twofold: (1) to start up readers into quite a few applied sciences, together with, yet no longer constrained to, nanotechnology, robotics, and biochemistry (more importantly, it exhibits how severe the combination of these types of disciplines is to fixing difficulties that certainly require a multidisciplinary environment); (2) to motivate the more youthful new release through exhibiting that technology and know-how can carry one all over the place with the ability to rework fiction to truth that could aid humankind.
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Since hyperthermia is related to an elevation of the temperature 34 t h e t e a m at t h e p l a n n i n g b r i e f i n g level, I suspect that the movie meant hypothermia instead, since they are talking about lowering the temperature level of the patient. It’s interesting here that we were discussing of potentially testing hypothermia to lower the temperature level of the physiological regions where we would operate, not for extending the life of the patient but for extending the life of our microscopic “crew members” to roughly 60 minutes, as in the movie.
A note, my office is just next to this section of the lab, and inside, it looks even more chaotic. I just show in Fig. 11 the small board in my office. I do not show the rest because I do not want to scare you! 11 Photograph depicting the white board in my office where initial ideas often end up as real implementations. 7 Security Desk at the Entrance (Scene 00:07:52–00:08:00) In this scene, you see a security agent at her desk. This is the same when entering the main (ground) floor of the Bombardier building, just above the parking on the underground floor.
From a clinical point of view, this is not good and may lead to serious complications, not to mention the inability of the body to get rid of such a large aggregation. As depicted also in Fig. 5, an external magnetic field strength (referred to as the coercive force in Fig. 5) could be applied to demagnetize the ferromagnetic particles, but implementing such an approach in this type of platform while maintaining a safe environment for the patient would likely prove to be too complex and expensive and, therefore, not suitable if our ultimate goal is to transfer such a technology to the clinic.
A Microscopic Submarine in My Blood: Science Based on the Fantastic Voyage by Sylvain Martel