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Web Date: May 14, 2012

For Nanoparticles, Size Does Matter

Nanotoxicology: Precise control of nanoparticle dimensions shows that size and shape of cerium dioxide nanomaterials influences their ability to damage cells
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Environmental SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: nanoparticles, toxicity, inflammation, cerium dioxide

A library of nanoparticles made to exact dimensions has revealed that particle size and shape affects their toxicity in cells (ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/nn3012114).

As part of a larger effort to devise safety tests for nanomaterials, Jeffrey Zink of the University of California, Los . . .

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