Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Nanoparticles' indirect threat to DNA : Toxic Gossip?
Web edition : Thursday, November 5th, 2009
Novel Nanotox MechanismResearchers have just uncovered a new means, illustrated here, by which nanoparticles may evoke genetic damage.firstthingsfirst/iStockphoto
The damage was bad — but also improbable. Keep in mind, Case warns, “We were not trying to model what happens in humans.”
I think this fellow is a world class scientist and i always find his work enlightening. So if you didn't understand my excerpts, I hope his simplification made up for my shortfalls!! There is only one item that is curious to me: "The damage was bad — but also improbable. Keep in mind, Case warns, “We were not trying to model what happens in humans.”
Well, he being a world class researcher, is not likely one to perform experiments without a mission. He is a senior lecturer in the dept of Orthopedics at a London University and well respected on the orthopedic circuit. He didn't select the study of Cr and Co randomly.
I think we need to have him continue to direct his work on Cr and Co to better predict whether and how such small bits of metals may proove toxic to the body. ...or has most of it been toxic to date for those of us who have these implants? That is the million dollar question.
He is someone who deserves additional funding to complete his reasearch....
Posted by Connie at 9:55 AM