November 11, 2008
Balaji Panchapakesan at the University of Delaware suggests destroying cancers in situ using exploding nanotubes.
His idea is to fill carbon nanotubes with water before injecting them into a tumor. The area is then zapped with laser light, which causes the water inside the nanotubes to boil. The tremendous pressure created by the heating causes the “nanobombs” to burst apart, killing nearby cells.