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Location: Tampa, FL, United States

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Nanobacteria and Disease

Nanobacteria (or calcifying nanoparticles [CNPs])are reportedly tiny little critters that make run of the mill bacteria look like Big Foot. About 20-200 nanometers long, these little guys (nanobacterium sanguineum) seem to be able to surround themselves in a calcium-laced igloo and hide in various parts of the body, including arteries. Nanobac, a company in Tampa, FL, is one of the pioneers in addressing disease related to nanobacteria. It will be interesting to see if they and others make a dent in treating diseases partly related to calcification (e.g. heart disease, kidney stones, prostatitis, etc.)


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