Graphene is a two-dimensional nanomaterial composed of carbon and formed by a single layer of densely packed carbon atoms.
Swansea University scientists have uncovered potentially dangerous chemical pollutants that are released from disposable face masks when submerged in water.
Our lungs are exposed to a multitude of hazardous airborne particles on a daily basis. Nanoparticles, due to their small size, may reach the sensitive alveolar region of the human lung and trigger inflammation even after a single inhalation leading to severe diseases such as heart disease, brain damage and lung cancer for prolonged exposure.
A variety of nanoparticles are designed for targeted drug delivery, but unfortunately only a very small proportion of the injected nanoparticles reach the target site such as solid tumours.
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) scientists developed highly sensitive sensors based on cobalt oxide nanoflakes which are capable of detecting various alcohols in the air. The new sensors can be used for both medical diagnostics and detection of toxic methanol in the air.
According to a new study from Lund University, there is a significant risk that plastic waste in the environment discharges nano-sized particles called nanoplastics.
Nanotechnology has a significant role in eliminating toxic chemicals from the soil. At present, over 70 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund sites are adopting or investigating the use of nanoparticles to degrade or eliminate environmental pollutants.
HORIBA Scientific, global leader in X-ray Fluorescence analysis, announces enhancements to the software in its MESA-50 Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer.
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One of the primary health concerns worldwide are the critical conditions caused by the blockage of blood vessels. The main aim for emergency assistance during the onset of such conditions is to efficiently implement thrombolysis - dissolving the clot quickly. ITMO University researchers in collaboration with Mariinsky Hospital in Saint Petersburg have created a magnetically controlled drug that could condense on a blood clot due to the presence of a magnetic field.
A workshop organized last year by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd has resulted in an article published today in the journal Particle and Fibre Toxicology. It describes aerosol generation and exposure tools that can be used to predict toxicity in human lungs following inhalation of nanomaterials.