2nd December 2007 - 04:25 AM
Prions operate by deforming normal proteins. What's to prevent nanoparticles (especially organic ones) from having similar effects?
3rd December 2007 - 10:53 PM
Depends on the usage of the particle, as to whether it is controlled or not.
If it is an instructed nanobot, or particle, then it is imbued with a certain set action.
If it is not imbued, then the particle may only innervate into the cell.
Also depends on what populations strength the nanomixture is.
Prions are an imbued action particle, so they have a purpose.
In theory, it would be possible to construct a lot of nanoparticles, that would all have selected sets of instructions, once set into the body.