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New study tackles potential impact of inhaled nanometals

Three Johns Hopkins University researchers affiliated with the Institute for NanoBioTechnology hope to gain some insight by studying the ability of nanometals to access lung tissues, their potential to trigger pro-inflammatory reactions by cells that line the lung airways, and even the extent to which workers are exposed in a nanomaterials manufacturing setting.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2008

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Development of chemical probes for human biology gets push with $86 million grant

Researchers at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT today announced that they have been chosen to receive a six-year, $86M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify and develop molecular tools known as 'small molecules', which can probe the proteins, signaling pathways and cellular processes that are crucial to human health and disease.

Posted: Sep 2nd, 2008

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