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How nanomaterials interact with the environment - Understanding nanoparticle - cell membrane interactions

Posted by Matthew Dixon on October 13, 2016

How does a nanomaterial interact with a cell?


How nanomaterials interact with the environment after they have been disposed of has many implications for potential toxicity and health concerns. Whether nanomaterials are being incorporated into commercial goods for their anti-microbial properties such as in work-out clothes or used for targeted drug therapies their overall prevalence is increasing. Therefore, the likelihood of someone coming into contact with these materials is also increasing.

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Topics: QCM-D, nanoparticles, environment