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A Nano-Mesothelioma False Alarm

For those who are interested, below is the abstract of our new article published in the Fall edition of Nanotechnology Law & Business.   You can find the full edition here:   A Nano-Mesothelioma False Alarm In May 2008, a scientific study (the “Poland Study”) was published in Nature Nanotechnology—which sparked a rash of popular … Continue Reading

“nano” The Magazine for Small Science

Our readers might be interested in this month’s edition of nano magazine which features a short article entitled "Asbestos Repeated? Assessing Risk in Nanotube Technologies."  The article discusses the recent Poland/Donaldson paper published in nature nanotechnology that has been getting so much attention.  Beyond the article, this much recommended magazine is published in the UK and … Continue Reading

The Geckos Are Back!

Remember way back, when we first started related interesting nanotechnologies of note, and there was a short story on the gecko’s ability to walk on walls?  (Here’s a hint: go read this story).  Well, they’re back! Earlier this week, the NPR show Marketplace did a story on the research currently being done to study the … Continue Reading

Media Rips Carbon Nanotubes

There have been a number of articles published since May 20 regarding a possible link between carbon nanotubes and the development of precursors of mesothelioma because of a recent letter published in Nature Nanotechnology. C. Poland, et al., "Carbon nanotubes introduced into the abdominal cavity of mice show asbestos-like pathology in a pilot study," Nature Nanotechnology, May 20, … Continue Reading

The Perils of Preemptive Regulation

John Monica, Michael Heintz and I have recently had an article published in the magazine Nature Nanotechnology (Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 68-70 (Feb. 2007)) entitled "The Perils of Preemptive Regulation."  The full text of the article is available here (subscription required).  The lede/abstract of the article is: In its rush to introduce new regulations about … Continue Reading