Nanotoxicology

Description :

The multidisciplinary field of Nanotoxicology focuses on determining the extent to which nanomaterials (materials with at least one dimension <100 nm) pose a hazard to human health and the environment. The small size, large surface area-to-volume ratio, and quantum size effects of nanoscale materials may lead to biological effects that differ from those induced by their larger counterparts. Nanotoxicology is study of the nature and mechanism of toxic effects of nanoparticles on living organisms and other biological systems. It also deals with the quantitative assessment of the severity and occurrence of nanotoxic effects relative to the exposure of the organisms. Human exposure routes are primarily mediated through inhalation, dermal, oral intake or by injection. The small particle size and the shape of nanomaterial allows to uptake into blood and lymph circulation and circulation to tissues in the body that normally are protected by barriers, such as the brain by penetration of the blood-brain-barrier (BBB).

  • Lipid Nanotechnology
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Cardiac therapy
  • Biological membranes
  • Cell-particle interactions
  • Medical toxicology
  • Regulation and risk management
  • Immunotoxicity
  • Method of toxicology studies

 

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