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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Nanotechnology Used in the Carrying of Drugs in the Human Body

By Mark J. Donovan

Much of the science around my latest book titled WATERKILL involves the use of nanotechnology. In particular, it centers around the use of nanobots, if you will, to deliver an engineered biological disease to infect people.  

The recent article in Phys.org titled “Meet the Nanomachines that could Drive a Medical Revolution” discuss in detail the use of nanomachines, or nano-vehicles, in the carrying of drugs throughout the human body. It explains, for example, the injection of drugs into nano-size magnetic shell structures that can then be inserted into the human body, and via external magnets be guided through the body to targeted areas. Once positioned into a particular area of the body, the magnetic shell structures can be heated to expand and rupture, such that they then release their drug contents into the targeted area of the body.

The article also goes on to explain that the same nanotechnology technique is also being evaluated for medical imaging. Again, by guiding the nanoparticles into certain tissue areas of the body, and then scanning the body with an MRI machine, the nanoparticles could help to better highlight medical problems such as diabetes.  

If interested in learning more about nanotechnology and want to enjoy an excellent thriller book, check out  my new book WATERKILL.

WATERKILL - a technothriller


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Previous Kindle Purchasers of WATERKILL can get a Free Updated Version

If you previously purchased a kindle copy of WATERKILL, go here to get an updated version of the book.

During the month of March WATERKILL was professionally line edited. The new version of the book is now available in Kindle and Nook eBook format, as well in paperback.


WATERKILL in Kindle format

WATERKILL in Nook format

WATERKILL in Paperback format



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Re-Release of WATERKILL with Professional Line Editing Completed

I just wanted to report that I hired a professional editor and she completed a line edit on Waterkill. It took a month of her time (21 years as a free lance editor), and another couple weeks of mine to review the edits and format the book and re-release. Suffice it to say, WATERKILL is now a much better book. If you have been considering purchasing WATERKILL, now is the time to get it. The new version is on the KINDLE and NOOK, and the paperback copy will be updated by this weekend. What is WATERKILL about? See below....

 “Waterkill” Weaves Nanoscience and Cult Religious Terrorism into a Major Threat to Western Civilization

With the mysterious outbreak of a deadly disease in a Yemeni village, followed by an increase in terrorist chatter after the crash of a small airplane in eastern Alaska, CEO Dr. Dave Henson and colleague Ron Blackwell of NSurv Inc. are tapped by the Department of Homeland Security to locate the aircraft wreckage and its suspected deadly contents.

While Henson and Blackwell are in the eastern mountains of Alaska helping the U.S. Border Patrol locate the missing aircraft and its contents, Dave’s wife, internationally known journalist Dana Cogswell, goes missing while covering another sudden and suspicious epidemic in a small town in Germany.

Dave races from Alaska to Germany to rescue Dana and ends up on a quest to the Middle East to find her. Along the way he learns of a shocking betrayal of friendship and that the path to Dana ultimately leads to the terrorist leader behind the deadly outbreaks.

Purchase the book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble for just $0.99 at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017Q9593K and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/waterkill-mark-donovan/1122942895