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Nanoparticles can hinder intracellular transport

  • New medicines containing nanoparticles are proven to have clear curative value, but complications can sometimes arise. Researchers at the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo have shown how nanoparticles can interfere with the transport of vital substances in cells.


Consumers Accept Nanotechnology if Benefits Are Perceived

  • The Foods Standard Agency (FSA) has published a report of consumers' views on the use of nanotechnology in food and food packaging. According to Andrew Wage, FSA Chief Scientist, "This research suggests that although consumers may be sceptical about the motives behind the introduction of nanotechnology in food, they are more likely to look more favourably on its use when they perceive a real benefit to them."


Europe's first repository of nanomaterials launched

  • The JRC has launched the first European repository of nanomaterials. It contains most types of nanomaterials that are currently assumed to be used in significant volumes in consumer products.


Norwegians are more positive about nanotechnology than EU citizens

  • Norwegians know more about nanotechnology and are more optimistic about the opportunities nanotechnology offers than the general public in the majority of the EU's 27 member countries.


Published September 14, 2015