Well it may be possible to prevent the metastasis of tumor cells but as others have said once a tumor has formed it would be almost impossible to utilize the technology because tumors arise from an error in the DNA replication process and apoptosis does not occur properly and so the cells grow out of control. Fat cells tend to have a higher tendency to become tumor cell because they are affected more easily and therefore DNA mutation occurs more often. It would be really hard for this technology to be utilized for viruses because viruses mutate so often and unless it is targeting the lipid layer of viruses it may not even detect many viruses that have attached to cells and taken over. Once a virus has taken over a cell it will often replicate itself and may have mutation in the RNA replication process and so if they are able to get the parent virus the daughter viruses will still be able to bypass the filter. This would probably be a good way to help combat neurological problems in regulating the stimuli that causes the problems. There can be endless possibilities for the uses depending on the cost and size I think with what these wafers will be able to do.
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6/8/08 at 9:45pm