Nanotoxicology News

Superparamagnetic Dextran Iron Oxide Nanoworms Could Escape the Immune System

Superparamagnetic Dextran Iron Oxide Nanoworms Could Escape the Immune System

Iron nanoparticles injected before magnetic resonance imaging can make tissues more visible and the same nanoparticles may allow doctors to precisely target tumors with new medicines.

Elsevier Launches NanoImpact Multidisciplinary Journal

Elsevier Launches NanoImpact Multidisciplinary Journal

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of NanoImpact, a new multidisciplinary journal that is devoted to publishing cutting edge research addressing the behavior and impact of nanomaterials on human health and environmental systems.

Insoluble Nanoparticulate Carbon Black Linked to Severe Emphysema

Insoluble Nanoparticulate Carbon Black Linked to Severe Emphysema

When pathologists perform autopsies on smokers who died with severe emphysema, they find that lungs are black in appearance.

Nontoxic Dopamine-Based Nanocoating Holds Promise for Flame Retardant Applications

Nontoxic Dopamine-Based Nanocoating Holds Promise for Flame Retardant Applications

Inspired by a naturally occurring material found in marine mussels, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new flame retardant to replace commercial additives that are often toxic and can accumulate over time in the environment and living animals, including humans.

Countries Must Collaborate on Regulatory Aspects of Nanotechnology in Agri and Food Sector

Countries Must Collaborate on Regulatory Aspects of Nanotechnology in Agri and Food Sector

An overview of regulatory solutions worldwide on the use of nanotechnology in food and feed production shows a differing approach: only the EU and Switzerland have nano-specific provisions incorporated in existing legislation, whereas other countries count on non-legally binding guidance and standards for industry. Collaboration among countries across the globe is required to share information and ensure protection for people and the environment, according to a JRC co-authored paper.

PETA Funds Development of in vitro Toxicity Test for Exposure to Nanomaterials

PETA Funds Development of in vitro Toxicity Test for Exposure to Nanomaterials

The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. announced today the winners of a $200,000 award for the design of an in vitro test to predict the development of lung fibrosis in humans following exposure to nanomaterials, such as multi-walled carbon nanotubes.

New Less Toxic Antiparasitic Nanoparticles for Fighting Ticks

New Less Toxic Antiparasitic Nanoparticles for Fighting Ticks

The common tick is a parasite whose bite damages the flesh and skin of cattle, as well as affects the quality of their milk, plus it can transmit infections to humans.

Researchers Begin to Design Framework for Emerging Field of Nanoinformatics

Researchers Begin to Design Framework for Emerging Field of Nanoinformatics

In two new studies, researchers from across the country spearheaded by Duke University faculty have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics.

Nano-C Granted EPA Approval to Manufacture, Sell Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Nano-C Granted EPA Approval to Manufacture, Sell Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Nano-C, Inc. received clearance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to manufacture and sell Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT) for a wide range of applications.

NIST Launches New nano-EHS Protocol Website

NIST Launches New nano-EHS Protocol Website

As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health impacts of those materials face a growing challenge to accurately measure and characterize them. These challenges affect measurements of basic chemical and physical properties as well as toxicology assessments.