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.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.