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October 25th, 2010

Nanomedicine Boosters Cautioned On Unknowns

Abstract:
After a whirlwind string of presentations highlighting some of the most mind-blowing research in nanomedicine, two toxicology experts stepped forward with a sobering message: a new frontier comes with new, and often unknown, risks.

Closing out the American Society of Nanomedicine's second annual conference here, Gunter Oberdorster and Paul Howard tried to avoid being too dark a cloud over the generally optimistic meeting.

Both said that while there are reasons to be concerned about the human and environmental impact of nanomedicine—cures developed for super-small "nano" particles that acquire new super-properties— the most immediate issue is a simple lack of knowledge about exactly what these new materials will do.

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