National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to fund a new Center on Nano-safety Research at T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health.

Update: Visit the new Center’s website here: www.hsph.harvard.edu/nanosafety Press Release, Boston MA, 07/5/2016 National Institutes of Health (NIH)  and its National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) just announced the funding of a new interdisciplinary Nano-safety Center at the T. H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. The main focus of the new HSPH-NIEHS Center … Continue reading “National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to fund a new Center on Nano-safety Research at T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health.”

Dilpreet Singh won the New Investigator Award at the National Nanotechnology Initiative international QEEN conference

Dilpreet Singh, a second year doctoral student in Prof. Philip Demokritou’s Lab for Environmental Health Nanoscience at the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has won the New Investigator Award at the InternationalQEEN (Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials from Manufactured Products) conference sponsored by the Consumer Product … Continue reading “Dilpreet Singh won the New Investigator Award at the National Nanotechnology Initiative international QEEN conference”

The Effects of Inhaled Nanoscale Particles in the Central Nervous System 

  Speaker: Dr. Alison Elder, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Nanotoxicology 
Date: May 21, 2015 Time: 12:30-1:30 pm Place: 665 Huntington Ave, Bldg. 1, Room 1302, Boston, MA, 02115 Abstract: The consistent findings that particulate matter exposure is causally associated with the adverse cardiopulmonary health effects of ambient air pollution can be explained by … Continue reading “The Effects of Inhaled Nanoscale Particles in the Central Nervous System “

Particulate Air Pollution Research meets Nanomaterial Toxicology: Evidence for beyond the lung

  Speaker: Flemming R. Cassee, PhD Senior Inhalation Toxicologist, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Netherlands Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands 
Date: March 20, 2015 Time: 9:30-10:30pm Place: 665 Huntington Ave, Bldg. 1, Room 1302, Boston, MA 02115   Abstract: Ambient particulate matter (PM) has been extensively studied in the past two decades because … Continue reading “Particulate Air Pollution Research meets Nanomaterial Toxicology: Evidence for beyond the lung”

Nanotechnology to the Rescue: Using Engineered Water Nanostructures (EWNS) to inactivate Foodborne Microorganisms

The burden of foodborne diseases worldwide is huge, with serious economic and public health consequences. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Economic Research Service reported in 2014 that foodborne illnesses are costing the economy more than $15.6 billion and about 53,245 Americans visit the hospital annually due to foodborne illnesses. The food industry is in … Continue reading “Nanotechnology to the Rescue: Using Engineered Water Nanostructures (EWNS) to inactivate Foodborne Microorganisms”

Printer Emitted Particles: Are they safe?

Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) incorporated into toner formulations of toner used in every day laser printers. During the print jobs it is likely that the particles can be released in the air. Recently, our group developed a lab based Printer Exposure Generation System that allows the generation and sampling of airborne PEPs for subsequent physicochemical, morphological … Continue reading “Printer Emitted Particles: Are they safe?”

News Release: A new bug killer

The Center Director Dr. Phil Demokritou and the Research Fellow Georgios Pyrgiotakis are featured in the prestigious magazine “The Economist” (issue July 7) that is focus on the upcoming “Big things in Nanotechnology”. They discuss the applications of their research on the Engineered Water Nanostructures  (EWNS) in aspects of daily life. This feature is one more on the … Continue reading “News Release: A new bug killer”

Nano State

The NanoCenter researchers , Phil Demokritou, Joseph Brain and Georgios Pyrgiotakis were featured in a four page special story at the Harvard School of Public Health magazine. They discussed the impact of nano in the society and the importance of the center research. Further more they talked about the Engineered Water Nanostructures a novel, chemical … Continue reading “Nano State”

Harvard School of Public Health researchers develop technique to measure the quantity of engineered nanomaterials delivered to cells

Press Release in pdf Boston, MA— Thousands of consumer products containing engineered nanoparticles — microscopic particles found in everyday items from cosmetics and clothing to building materials — enter the market every year. Concerns about possible environmental health and safety issues of these nano-enabled products continue to grow with scientists struggling to come up with fast, … Continue reading “Harvard School of Public Health researchers develop technique to measure the quantity of engineered nanomaterials delivered to cells”

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”