The December 4, 2006 on-line edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is set to publish findings from a recent in vivo animal study researching the possible health effects of SWCNTs deliberately injected into the bloodstream. Scientists at Rice University and the University of Texas are said to have found that carbon nanotubes are filtered from the bloodstream by the liver over one hour after injection. The scientists are also said to have sampled tissue from various locations in the test animals and apparently found SWCNT deposits in the liver, and trace amounts in the kidney — both of which were expected. Preliminary reports believe the study supports the conclusion that there are no immediate adverse health effects from SWCNTs injected into the bloodstream. Look for more information about this study in upcoming posts.