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Research Conducted at State University of Campinas Has Provided New Information about Nanoparticles

May 7, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Current study results on Nanoparticles have been published. According to news reporting originating from Sao Paulo, Brazil, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Nanotechnology is an emerging branch of science, which has potential to solve many problems in different fields. The union of nanotechnology with other fields of sciences including physics, chemistry, and biology has brought the concept of synthesis of nanoparticles from their respective metals."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the State University of Campinas, "Till date, many types of nanoparticles have been synthesized and being used in different fields for various applications. Moreover, copper nanoparticles attract biologists because of their significant and broad-spectrum bioactivity. Due to the large surface area to volume ratio, copper nanoparticles have been used as potential antimicrobial agent in many biomedical applications. But the excess use of any metal nanoparticles increase the chance of toxicity to humans, other living beings, and environment. In this article, we have critically reviewed the bioactivities and cytotoxicity of copper nanoparticles."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We have also focused on possible mechanism involved in its interaction with microbes."

For more information on this research see: Bioactivity, mechanism of action, and cytotoxicity of copper-based nanoparticles: A review. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2014;98(3):1001-1009. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.P. Ingle, Campinas State University, Biol Chem Lab, Inst Chem, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Additional authors for this research include N. Duran and M. Rai (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Brazil, Sao Paulo, South America, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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Source: Biotech Week

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