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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Rice U. finds no adverse effects from nanotubes in cells

In some of the first work documenting the uptake of carbon nanotubes by living cells, a team of chemists and life scientists from Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center and Houston's Texas Heart Institute suggests that white blood cells showed no adverse effects after incubation in a dilute solution of nanotubes. The nanotubes also retained their unique optical signatures, which may make it possible to track individual cells within the body. more . . .