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Tiny environmental plastic particles in mom's food reach unborn children

Nanoscale plastic particles like those that permeate most food and water pass from pregnant rats to their unborn children and may impair fetal development, according to a Rutgers study that suggests the same process happens in humans.
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Pulmonary fate and consequences of transferrin-functionalized gold nanoparticles

Surface functionalization of nanoparticles (NPs) may alter their biological interactions such as uptake by alveolar macrophages (AMs). Pulmonary delivery of gold NPs (Au NPs) has theranostic potential due to their optoelectronic properties, minimal alveoli to blood translocation, and possibility of specific cell targeting. Here, we examined whether coating Au NPs with transferrin alters their protein corona, uptake by macrophages, and pulmonary translocation.
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This Week in Health: Nanoparticles in Food

Harvard Chan This Week in Health podcast explores the growing use of nanotechnology in food with guest David Julian McClements, who recently gave a lecture at the Harvard Chan School’s Nanosafety Research Center.
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