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News Items: Brown University

Superfund Research Program

Adverse Human Health Impacts of Nanomaterials

Project Leader: Agnes B. Kane
Grant Number: P42ES013660
Funding Period: 2009-2021
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News Items List

  • New 3D Fish Liver Model for Aquatic Toxicology
    Research Brief - July 2017
    Researchers at the Brown University Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center have developed a new 3D liver cell model that can be used to screen chemicals for toxicity in fish. The new model uses fish liver cells cultured to form 3D microtissue, so researchers can assess liver toxicants over time and after single and repeated exposures.
  • Researchers discover how carbon nanotubes can harm cells from the inside
    Paper of the Month - December 2016
    An NIEHS grantee and colleagues identified a nanochemical mechanism through which long and stiff carbon nanotubes damage lysosomes, which are membrane-enclosed organelles that break down damaged or unneeded biomolecules and debris inside the cell. These new findings could help scientists design safer nanomaterials.
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