Deducing in vivo toxicity of combustion-derived nanoparticles from a cell-free oxidative potency assay and metabolic activation of organic compounds.February 10, 2010 1:38 pm | by Environ Health Perspect | Articles | Comments
BACKGROUND: The inhalation of combustion-derived nanoparticles (CDNPs) is believed to cause an oxidative stress response, which in turn may lead to pulmonary or even systemic inflammation. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: In this study we assessed whether the in vivo inflammatory...
The squid giant synapse is a well-defined experimental preparation for the study of ligand-dependant synaptic transmission. Its large size gives direct experimental access to both presynaptic and postsynaptic junctional elements, allowing direct optical, biophysical, and...
An examination of existing data for the industrial manufacture and use of nanocomponents and their role in the life cycle impact of nanoproducts.February 10, 2010 1:38 pm | Articles | Comments
This work examines the manufacture and use of nanocomponents and how they can affect the life cycle impact of resulting nanoproducts. Available data on the production of nanoproducts and nanocomponents are used to identify the major groups of nanocomponents studied in this...
Authorities launched a criminal investigation Monday into the cause of an explosion that killed five people at a power plant under construction, saying they couldn't rule out negligence. (Feb. 8)
Images of the damaged plant and details of the investigation into how gas purging operations resulted in such a catastrophic explosion.
Renewable energy leaders held a conference call Tuesday, Feb. 8, to discuss their legislative priorities for 2010. They want the tax credits contained in the Recovery Act to be extended for at least three years to encourage private financing and investment in renewable energy projects....
Some companies seem to have quit trying to find a new model or improve an old one. They are willing to ride increasing fees into the bankruptcy sunset across the scorched customer service plains.
Contract Pharmacal Corporation recently installed five SmartChek x-ray inspection systems on its packaging lines.
Pepperl + Fuchs’ R2 FieldConnex® Segment Protectors are now UL listed for Div 2 applications.
Meissner Filtration Products’ new STyLUX® SC0.1 filter is a validated 0.1 ?m rated filter for controlling mycoplasma in critical processes.
See what more you could be doing to foster creative thought or productivity, because nothing turns you into a zombie faster than after-midnight virtual skateboarding.
Ergonomics is making sure that people are safe and are using the right equipment for the job at hand.