Tag Archives: Nanoparticles

Sea Traffic Main Culprit for Coastal Areas’ Pollution, Finds Study

Sea traffic, especially huge ships emitting nitrogen oxides and sulphates have been filling the air in coastal areas with nanoparticles which are dangerous and leading to unusual high death rates, revealed a study. The study by experts in Lund University compared high levels of nanoparticles in coastal areas with other emissions from cars or road traffic to arrive at the ...

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Peppermint oil with cinnamaldehyde helps to treat and cure chronic wounds: New study

Scientists across the U.S have discovered that peppermint oil and cinnamaldehyde can help in the treatment and curing of chronic wounds. Photo Credit: FotoosVanRobin The research led by Vincent M. Rotello of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and others from other institutes, stated that self-assembling capsules containing peppermint oil and cinnamaldehyde can effectively kill the bacteria inside a biofilm that ...

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MIT Researchers Shrink Spectrometer to Nano-size to Fit Into Smartphone

Smartphones have become the in-thing in modern Internet age that MIT students have created a spectrometer that can fit into the device to diagnose skin diseases among others. Based on properties of light, spectrometers are useful in chemical and biological research but huge in size and non-portable. The researchers of Massachusetts Institute of Technology were able to shrink it to ...

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Gold Test Strip Shows Potential to Detect Heart Attacks Early

A new gold test strip may help in early detection of certain heart attacks as a team of researchers are working on the strip, which has shown high potential for it. Researchers from New York University’s (NYU) school of engineering and Peking University in Beijing, China are developing the strip to test for cardiac troponin I (cTn-I) detection. The cTn-I ...

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French Scientist Urges India to Pay attention on Issue of Nanoparticles

India needs to pay attention to the disposal of lab-synthesised nanoparticles, an important area of research, as they might pose environmental and health hazards, cautioned a French scientist on Friday. "There are a lot of centres in India trying to create nanoparticles but the Indian government must address the fate of those particles, particularly in the context of human health," ...

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‘Nanoparticles’ in packaged food harmful for humans, climate says study

Nanomaterials used in food packaging, personal care products and even as food additives may not only interfere with your digestion, but also lead to release of potentially harmful substances in the environment, a study reveals.  Food and drink manufacturers use nanoparticles in and on their products for many reasons. In packaging, they can provide strength, control how much air gets ...

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