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January 26th, 2005

Nanoparticle toxicity under the microscope

The effect of nanomaterials on the body has become a hot topic in recent months. Most cytotoxicity studies to date have looked at the effect of nanoparticle uptake by the lungs. Now researchers at Ludwig Maximilians University and Nanion Technologies, both in Germany, have come up with an assay that quantifies the toxicity to cells of colloidal nanoparticles in aqueous solution.


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