New article published in ACS Nano

Do immature lungs have air-blood barriers that are more permeable to inhaled nanoparticles than those of fully-developed mature lungs? Data answering this question and explaining the underlying mechanisms do not exist.  In this study, we exposed infant rats to gold nanoparticles and found that translocation of inhaled nanoparticles from air to the blood stream is … Continue reading “New article published in ACS Nano”

Our battle with microbes and infectious diseases: A major threat to global health

Our journey began with a burning question: How do we deal with the constant disease outbreaks and the emergence of antibiotic resistant microbes? The dangerous pathogens responsible for this are everywhere, in our offices, in hospitals, in airplanes, in our food. Controlling the spread of pathogens such as Listeria on food, Acinetobacter in hospital rooms … Continue reading “Our battle with microbes and infectious diseases: A major threat to global health”

NTU-Harvard SusNano Second Annual Workshop Successfully Hosted in Boston

The initiative’s second annual workshop was hosted with great success at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston from November 12-16, 2018. Collaborators from the NTU faculty as well as their students traveled to the workshop to attend and present findings with Harvard faculty and students. The workshop provided a technical overview … Continue reading “NTU-Harvard SusNano Second Annual Workshop Successfully Hosted in Boston”

At Harvard Chan School, nano safety is no small concern

Philip Demokritou, the director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology, was recently interviewed by the Harvard Gazette. The interview highlighted the center’s recent work on novel nanoparticles and the potential benefits of a safer-by-design approach. The full feature can be read here: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/10/at-harvard-chan-school-nano-safety-is-no-small-concern/.