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Malvern Instruments' Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis Used in Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Malvern Instruments' Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis Used in Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Researchers at The School of Freshwater Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, are using NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) from Malvern Instruments to investigate the effects of nanoparticle contam... [More]
Nano-Coated Silver Textiles Lose Less Silver During Washing

Nano-Coated Silver Textiles Lose Less Silver During Washing

If it contains 'nano', it doesn't primarily leak 'nano': at least that's true for silver-coated textiles, explains Bernd Nowack of the Technology and Society division at Empa. During each wash cycle a certain amount of the silver coating is washed out of the textiles and ends up in the waste water. Empa analysed this water; it turned out that nano-coated textiles release hardly any nano-particles. [More]
Nanoparticles in Commercial Drinks Could Lead to Poor Digestion, Diarrhea

Nanoparticles in Commercial Drinks Could Lead to Poor Digestion, Diarrhea

Nanoparticles are becoming ubiquitous in food packaging, personal care products and are even being added to food directly. But the health and environmental effects of these tiny additives have remained largely unknown. [More]
Fourth Edition of Nanosafety Cluster Compendium Available Online

Fourth Edition of Nanosafety Cluster Compendium Available Online

The EU NanoSafety Cluster is an initiative to maximise the synergies between the existing FP6 and FP7 projects addressing all aspects of nanosafety including toxicology, ecotoxicology, exposure assessment, mechanisms of interaction, risk assessment and standardisation. [More]
Imaging Soft Materials Live in Their Natural State May Pose a Challenge

Imaging Soft Materials Live in Their Natural State May Pose a Challenge

“Whatever you do in your life, follow your dream and heart as you go along the road and do the best you can. Then you can at least hold your head up high regardless of what comes out of it.” [More]
Nanotechnology Expert to Present Nanomaterial Hazard Testing at Nanotoxicology Congress

Nanotechnology Expert to Present Nanomaterial Hazard Testing at Nanotoxicology Congress

PETA International Science Consortium Ltd.'s nanotechnology expert will present a poster titled "A tiered-testing strategy for nanomaterial hazard assessment" at the 7th International Nanotoxicology Congress to be held April 23-26, 2014, in Antalya, Turkey. [More]
Some Nanoparticles Can Harm DNA

Some Nanoparticles Can Harm DNA

Thousands of consumer products — including cosmetics, sunscreens, and clothing — contain nanoparticles added by manufacturers to improve texture, kill microbes, or enhance shelf life, among other purposes. However, several studies have shown that some of these engineered nanoparticles can be toxic to cells. [More]
Nanocapsules Can Safely Store Harmful Ions Released From Alpha Particle Radiation Therapies

Nanocapsules Can Safely Store Harmful Ions Released From Alpha Particle Radiation Therapies

Researchers have discovered that microscopic "bubbles" developed at Kansas State University are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumors. [More]
Arizona State University Leads Investigation into Environmental Risks of Nanomaterials

Arizona State University Leads Investigation into Environmental Risks of Nanomaterials

Arizona State University researchers will lead a multi-university project to aid industry in understanding and predicting the potential health and environmental risks from nanomaterials. [More]
Fast, Simple, and Inexpensive Method for Hazard Assessment of Engineered Nanoparticles

Fast, Simple, and Inexpensive Method for Hazard Assessment of Engineered Nanoparticles

Thousands of consumer products containing engineered nanoparticles — microscopic particles found in everyday items from cosmetics and clothing to building materials — enter the market every year. Concerns about possible environmental health and safety issues of these nano-enabled products continue to grow with scientists struggling to come up with fast, cheap, and easy-to-use cellular screening systems to determine possible hazards of vast libraries of engineered nanomaterials. [More]