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As nanotechnology goes mainstream, 'toxic socks' raise concerns

Valued for its antibacterial and odor-fighting properties, nanoparticle silver is becoming the star attraction in a range of products from socks to bandages to washing machines. But as silver?s benefits propel it to the forefront of consumer nanomaterials, scientists are recommending a closer examination of the unforeseen environmental and health consequences of nanosilver.

Posted: Apr 6th, 2008

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UD nanomineral research featured in Science

Researchers at the University of Delaware, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Ohio State University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Minnesota and the University of South Carolina are studying how the properties of mineral nanoparticles change as a function of their size.

Posted: Apr 4th, 2008

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Metallic nanoshells shine light on cancer

Metallic nanoshells - super tiny spheres composed of layers of differing materials - allow light to safely penetrate deep within tissues to help diagnose or treat disease, says bioengineer Jennifer West.

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2008

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Cancer can't hide from light of nanobiophotonics

Paras Prasad, director of the Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics (ILPB) at the University at Buffalo, says there is much more to learn about the interaction of light with materials and its role in biomedical research.

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2008

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