In Brief: Nanoparticles Screening; ICCR Prep; Nu Skin China; Unilever Q1
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
A study published in ACS Nano demonstrates that uncoated zinc oxide and silver nanoparticles damage DNA; investigators say their screening platform based on CometChip technology can help in the development of safer-by-design approaches. More news in brief.
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