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2008-12-22 11:06:04

Owing to the novel properties of carbon nanotubes (CBNs), a series of problems associated with in vitro toxicity assessments of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have appeared in many literatures.

2008-12-18 09:58:33

University of Pittsburgh researchers have developed the first natural, nontoxic method for biodegrading carbon nanotubes, a finding that could help diminish the environmental and health concerns that mar the otherwise bright prospects of the super-strong materials commonly used in products, from electronics to plastics.A Pitt research team has found that carbon nanotubes deteriorate when exposed to the natural enzyme horseradish peroxidase (HRP), according to a report published recently in...

2008-10-09 03:00:19

By Valenzuela, Stella Cortie, Michael Gold nanoparticles can target and kill the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, opening the way for a new treatment for parasitic infections in humans. Over the ages, people worldwide have revered gold as a precious metal, with its uses being many and varied.

2008-09-19 00:00:16

By Allison M Heinrichs Potential ecological hazards of nanoparticles will be explored by a $14.4 million partnership between Carnegie Mellon and Duke universities, officials said today. The National Science Foundation and the U.S.

2008-07-07 15:00:20

U.S. scientists say they've discovered quantum dot nanoparticles can penetrate skin if there's an abrasion, raising new nanotechnology safety concerns.

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2008-05-20 13:10:00

A major study published today in Nature Nanotechnology suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes – a poster child for the “nanotechnology revolution” – could be as harmful as asbestos if inhaled in sufficient quantities.

2007-04-20 06:00:30

By Nohynek, Gerhard J; Lademann, Jrgen; Ribaud, Christele; Roberts, Michael S Many modern cosmetic or sunscreen products contain nano-sized components.

2007-03-08 09:00:57

By Rohner, Fabian; Ernst, Frank O; Arnold, Myrtha; Hilbe, Monika; Et al Abstract Particle size is a determinant of iron (Fe) absorption from poorly soluble Fe compounds. Decreasing the particle size of metallic Fe and ferric pyrophosphate added to foods increases Fe absorption.

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2006-10-11 12:30:00

The speed of nanoparticle assembly can be accelerated with the assistance of the molecule that carries life’s genetic instructions, DNA, a team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory recently found.

2006-04-10 16:00:00

Researchers have found a way to target cancer cells by injecting tiny particles that will attack only the diseased cells while leaving healthy cells unscathed, according to a study released on Monday.


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