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Nanomedicine: DNA clamp to grab cancer before it develops

Researchers have developed a DNA clamp that can detect mutations at the DNA level with greater efficiency than methods currently in use. Their work could facilitate rapid screening of those diseases that have a genetic basis, such as cancer, and provide new tools for more advanced nanotechnology.

Posted: Dec 19th, 2013

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Controlling exposures to workers who make or use nanomaterials

NIOSH has released a document titled, Current Strategies for Engineering Controls in Nanomaterial Production and Downstream Handling Processes, which provides information on how to control exposures for many of the most common processes seen in facilities that use or produce nanomaterials or nano-enabled products.

Posted: Dec 19th, 2013

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Survey reveals regulatory agencies viewed as unprepared for nanotechnology

In a survey of nano-scientists and engineers, nano-environmental health and safety scientists, and regulators, researchers at the UCSB Center for Nanotechnology in Society and at the University of British Columbia found that those who perceive the risks posed by nanotechnology as 'novel' are more likely to believe that regulators are unprepared.

Posted: Dec 19th, 2013

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