Nanopinion: Fishing for novel interactions between nanomaterials and the immune system
15 May 2023

In our latest guest column, Prof. Bengt Fadeel shares his experiments with zebrafish and what he discovered about the gut microbiome and 2D materials.

Nanomaterials and health


ImageNanomaterials 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.



ImageFighting cancer using nanotechnology

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.


Three infographics in a tablet computer,

Visit the interactive Infographics to learn more about nanomaterials around us and in the most popular products.

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