Flame Retardants Do More Harm Than Good, Research Shows

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Flame retardant chemicals have been linked to serious health risks, including infertility, birth defects, neurodevelopmental delays, reduced IQ, behavioral problems, hormone disruptions, and cancer Continue reading

Research: Carbon Nanotubes Can Act as Implanted Sensors Long-Term

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Carbon nanotubes can act as sensors for up to a year when implanted under the skin or injected into the bloodstream for short-term monitoring, according to new research published at Nature Nanotechnology.

The sensors take advantage of carbon nanotubes’ natural fluorescence, which brightens or dims when coupled to a molecule that binds to a specific target. For this study, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focused on nitric oxide which is produced during inflammation and has a role in cancer that’s not well understood. Continue reading