Predicting the Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on Lung Diseases

Title: Predicting the Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on Lung Diseases Speaker: Dr. James C. Bonner Associate Professor Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC   Date: February  27, 2014 Time: 12:30-1:30 pm Place: 665 Huntington Ave, Building 1, Room 1302, Boston, MA 02115 Abstract:  The nanotechnology revolution offers enormous societal and economic benefits for innovation … Continue reading “Predicting the Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on Lung Diseases”

First High Throughput Genotox Assay

Nanomaterials are part of daily life. Although there is a wide range of methods to evaluate their potential toxic effects, there is no way to evaluate gene damage. Scientists at Harvard University in the School of Public Health in collaboration with the research Group of Bevin P. Engelward at MIT, have developed a screening assay to … Continue reading “First High Throughput Genotox Assay”

Research at the HSPH NanoCenter revolutionize sunscreens!

One of the main constituents of sunscreen is the ZnO particles. ZnO nanoparticles are sought out for UV-filter applications thanks to their inherent optoelectronic properties and are, therefore, broadly used today in cosmetics and polymers. Preliminary toxicological data, however, point out that they can induce significant DNA damage and genotoxicity due to their Zn2+ ion leaching. It … Continue reading “Research at the HSPH NanoCenter revolutionize sunscreens!”

New England Nanotechnology Association Breakfast

Please join us for our next meeting of the Massachusetts chapter of the New England Nanotechnology Association (NENA) to hear about some new developments in nanotechnology and nanotoxicology. We’ll enjoy a continental breakfast, spend a little time networking, and hear about these new developments and other topics of interest. There is no cost to attend, so please … Continue reading “New England Nanotechnology Association Breakfast”