Latest Nanotoxicology Stories

2010-07-28 18:58:57

Using chemical "nanoblasts" that punch tiny holes in the protective membranes of cells, researchers have demonstrated a new technique for getting therapeutic small molecules, proteins and DNA directly into living cells.

2010-07-20 09:20:00

When Mingjun Zhang was watching his son play in the yard, he was hit with a burning question: "What makes the ivy in his backyard cling to the fence so tightly?"

2010-06-23 10:51:18

Scientists are reporting that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material widely used in sunscreens.

2010-04-05 10:10:18

A team of Swedish and American scientists has shown for the first time that carbon nanotubes can be broken down by an enzyme - myeloperoxidase (MPO) - found in white blood cells.

2010-03-03 13:35:44

University of Calgary chemist finds right mix of tools to measure nanomaterials in blood vessels.

2009-11-16 16:57:55

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles, found in everything from cosmetics to sunscreen to paint to vitamins, caused systemic genetic damage in mice.

2009-10-26 15:47:05

Carbon nanotubes are being considered for use in everything from sports equipment to medical applications, but a great deal remains unknown about whether these materials cause respiratory or other health problems.

2009-09-24 09:32:25

Tiny objects known as nanoparticles are often heralded as holding great potential for future applications in electronics, medicine and other areas.

2009-09-13 12:45:12

The same properties of nanoparticles that make them so appealing to manufacturers may also have negative effects on the environment and human health.

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