Food coloring and anti-caking nanoparticles may affect the human gut

Metal oxide nanoparticles—ubiquitous in nature, and commonly used as food coloring and anti-caking agents in the commercial ingredients industry—may damage and disturb parts of the human intestine, according to new research ...

No nanoparticle risks found in field tests of spray sunscreens

People can continue using mineral-based aerosol sunscreens without fear of exposure to dangerous levels of nanoparticles or other respirable particulates, according to Penn State research published in the journal Aerosol ...

Portable "tricorder" scans life signs

Scientists from the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow have developed a handheld device for taking medical readings from patients, and transferring the data to a smartphone.

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