Issue Date: August 31, 2009
Titanic Inflammation In A Simulated Immune System
Titanium dioxide nanomaterials are widely used in sunblock, cosmetics, and on the surfaces of medical implants, but epidemiological studies have associated them with an assortment of health problems. Brian C. Schanen, William T. Self, and their colleagues at the University of Central Florida have built a multicell culture system that is meant to mimic the human immune system and used it to evaluate the immunogenicity of three types of titania nanoparticles (ACS Nano, . . .
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