Tag Archives: nanotoxicology

Physical deformities in fruit flies on long term exposure to zinc oxide nanoparticles

Nano is a unit prefix meaning “one billionth, derived from Greek word nánnos means “dwarf”. The potential of matter at nano scale was given by Dr. Richard Feynman in his lecture “There is plenty of space at the bottom”. His idea

High content nanotoxicological screening using Raman spectroscopy

In recent years, the potential use of nanomaterials as novel agents in a wide range of areas, from industrial applications to Nanomedicine, has drawn attention to investigation of their toxicological properties. From their production, to use and

What if nanodiamonds aren’t people’s best friends?

The dynamic development of nanotechnology and nanoscience is associated with the increasing production and use of nanomaterials, such as nanodiamonds (ND), which have a diamond structure at a nanometer scale. They possess a variety of superior characteristics

Cultured macrophages help predict lung toxicity of inhaled nanoparticles

Many small particles of industrial or occupational origin are believed to infer an inflammatory or otherwise toxic potential to human health upon inhalation. Knowledge on this issue is especially important for the very small nanoparticles, which measure