- Can the blood-brain barrier protect the brain from nanos?
- 13 September 2022
Read the latest Nanopinion guest column from Dr. Eugenia Valsami-Jones on how nanomaterials may bypass the blood-brain-barrier and gain access to the brain. The knowledge acquired can help make the use of nanomaterials safer by ensuring that properties that facilitate crossing of the BBB are designed out of products that could come to direct contact with our bodies.
Nanomaterials and health
Are substances in nanoforms more dangerous than they are in their normal size? Some are and some are not. Just like any other chemical substance, nanomaterials have to be assessed separately.
Nanomaterials are not only used in consumer products, but also in new and innovative medical treatments. Research has shown that nanoparticles can be used to damage and even destroy cancer cells from within.
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