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October 8th, 2007

Faculty Team to Develop Nanotech Risk Assessment Minor

Johns Hopkins faculty members specializing in disciplines ranging from engineering to public health have received federal funding to develop an undergraduate minor in nanotechnology risk assessment and public policy. The program is expected to accept its first students by fall 2009.

Nanotechnology, which uses materials and devices smaller than a few molecules, is providing novel solutions to health and environmental problems. Nanosized components are found in hundreds of applications, from targeted cancer therapies to suntan lotion. But because these components are so new, scientists have not fully studied their potential impact on health and the environment.


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