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2009-06-12 12:45:48

Scientists have now revealed how nanoparticles can cause lung damage. In the same research, they reported successfully being able to block the cancer-causing mechanism. Nanotechnology is a growing sector of research that involves the control of atoms and molecules to create new materials, including many that could have medical applications. Nanotechnology, as an industry, is expected to gain an annual market of about $1 trillion by 2015, researchers said in the June 11 issue of the Journal of...

2009-06-11 07:56:37

Scientists counteract nanoparticle lung damage in miceScientists have identified for the first time a mechanism by which nanoparticles cause lung damage and have demonstrated that it can be combated by blocking the process involved, taking a step toward addressing the growing concerns over the safety of nanotechnology.Nanotechnology, the science of the extremely tiny (one nanometre is one-billionth of a metre), is an important emerging industry with a projected annual market of around one...

2009-05-28 09:26:00

Funding to Support Current and Pending Nanotechnology Development COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Pixelligent Technologies, an emerging leader in developing nanotechnology applications, announced today it has closed on $2 million in new equity financing. Pixelligent is developing ground breaking applications in optical lithography and nanocomposites for the semiconductor and microelectronics markets. "To raise capital for a development stage company in the current economic...

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2009-05-20 11:20:39

Without knowing how much of an industrial chemical is being produced, it is almost impossible for scientists to determine if it poses any threat to the environment or human health. Civil engineers at Duke University believe they have come up with a novel way of estimating how much of one such material "“ titanium dioxide "“ is being generated, laying the groundwork for future studies to assess any possible risks. This information is especially valuable if the chemicals are in the...

2009-04-27 23:01:00

Technological Advances Require New Oversight WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Existing health and safety agencies are unable to cope with the risk assessment, standard setting and oversight challenges of advancing nanotechnology. The nation needs a new agency to address current forms of pollution and to deal with the health and environmental impacts of the technically complex products promised by rapid 21st century scientific advances. In a landmark paper, Oversight of Next...

2009-02-03 16:14:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Companies that manufacture products containing nanomaterials must immediately institute high-quality risk management and product stewardship measures to limit potential liability exposure in the future, assert attorneys Jesse Ash, Antony Klapper and James Wood. This issue will be thoroughly explored at FDLI's 2nd Annual Conference on Nanotechnology Law, Regulation and Policy, February 18-19, 2009, in Washington, D.C., and discussed in a book to...

2009-01-28 09:59:00

Canadian officials plan to require quantity, usage and toxicity data WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Canadian government reportedly is planning to release in February the world's first national regulation requiring companies to detail their use of engineered nanomaterials, according to environmental officials. The information gathered under the requirement will be used to evaluate the risks of engineered nanomaterials and will help to develop appropriate safety measures...

2009-01-27 12:22:00

Nanotechnology Center Planned to Spur Energy Innovation and Job Creation HOUSTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nano World Headquarters (NWHQ), located in the Houston, Texas region, will serve as the leading global center for scientific nanotechnology collaboration and as an accelerator for start-up companies. The initiative -- situated in one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. and recognized as a world leader in science, technology and energy innovation -- represents a national...

2009-01-16 11:39:43

New House bill addresses need for more risk research, oversightThe House Science and Technology Committee today introduced legislation that highlights the growing attention on Capitol Hill to the need to strengthen federal efforts to learn more about the potential environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks posed by engineered nanomaterials. Nanotechnology is an emerging technology that promises to usher in the next Industrial Revolution and is the focus of an annual $1.5 billion federal...

2009-01-15 16:10:00

New House bill addresses need for more risk research, oversight WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Science and Technology Committee today introduced legislation that highlights the growing attention on Capitol Hill for the need to strengthen federal efforts to learn more about the potential environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks posed by engineered nanomaterials. Nanotechnology is an emerging technology that promises to usher in the next Industrial Revolution and...


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