I haven't been feeling well lately, so I checked out heavy metal poisoning. Like you wouldn't do the same.
Courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers
Turns out I've got the symptoms; headache and a bunch of other vague stuff.
But never fear...Science (and Nanotechnology) is here!
Researchers in Switzerland have figured out a way to use tiny nano-size magnets to attract and remove undesirable substances from blood, like heavy metals and overdosed steroids. Best part is that the process takes only minutes.
Blood goes in. Add the nanomagnets. Nanomagnets attract the "bad stuff" using linker molecules (works like it sounds - molecules that link things - in this case, they link nanomagnets to specific toxins or pathogens). Use a bigger magnet to collect all the nanomagnets with yucky stuff attached.
And VOILA! Clean blood.
What do you know, just reading about nanomagnets made my headache clear up. Go Science!
Learn more here...http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=17353.php