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November 25th, 2009

Napier opens research center for potential risks of nanomaterials

Abstract:
Edinburgh Napier University has launched the Centre for Nano Safety, a new centre for research into the potential harmful effects of nanomaterials.

Researchers hope they can discover whether or not a variety of nanoparticles can enter human cells or other organisms and cause harm due to their microscopic scale.

Professor Anne Glover, chief scientific advisor for Scotland, said: "Given the widespread use of nanomaterials in variety of everyday products, it is essential for us to fully understand them and their potential impacts.

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