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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]
Nanotechnology in Food and Food Contact Products Discussed at Society of Toxicology Conference

Nanotechnology in Food and Food Contact Products Discussed at Society of Toxicology Conference

Toxicologists are presenting information on the uses of nanotechnology in food and food packaging and the current efforts to assure the safe development of the technology today at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 53rd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Phoenix, Ariz. [More]
EU NanoSafety Cluster WG4 Offers Online NanoSafety Database Survey

EU NanoSafety Cluster WG4 Offers Online NanoSafety Database Survey

The EU NanoSafety Cluster WG4 (Database) announces immediate availability of an online NanoSafety Database Survey https://tinyurl.com/wg4dbSurvey [More]
Nano-Silver Can Penetrate Human Cells and Cause Damage

Nano-Silver Can Penetrate Human Cells and Cause Damage

Endocrine disrupters are not the only worrying chemicals that ordinary consumers are exposed to in everyday life. Also nanoparticles of silver, found in e.g. dietary supplements, cosmetics and food packaging, now worry scientists. A new study from the University of Southern Denmark shows that nano-silver can penetrate our cells and cause damage. [More]
Study on Impact of Residual Nano-Silver in the Environment

Study on Impact of Residual Nano-Silver in the Environment

It is well known that, in the form of free ions, silver particles can be highly toxic to aquatic organisms. Recent research by Eawag and EPFL provides a better understanding about the critical doses and about how the organisms respond to these kinds of stresses. [More]
Researchers Study Effects of Transition Metal Oxide Nanoparticles on Human Lung Cells

Researchers Study Effects of Transition Metal Oxide Nanoparticles on Human Lung Cells

Nanoparticles are used in all kinds of applications — electronics, medicine, cosmetics, even environmental clean-ups. More than 2,800 commercially available applications are now based on nanoparticles, and by 2017, the field is expected to bring in nearly $50 billion worldwide. [More]
Clarkson Student Presents Nanoparticle Research at Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference

Clarkson Student Presents Nanoparticle Research at Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference

Rifat Emrah Ozel recently presented his nanoparticle research on an international stage. [More]