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Nanoparticles Found to Delve Deeper in Flexing Skin

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HOUSTON & RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 4, 2007 -- A team of chemists and toxicologists was surprised to discover that repetitive movement can cause nanoparticles to penetrate the skin more deeply. The researchers said the results merit further study as scientists explore the medical potential of nanoparticles, such as drug delivery in the body. "Our results confirm that repetitive motion can speed the passage of nanoparticles through the skin," said Nancy Monteiro-Riviere, professor of investigative dermatology and toxicology at North Carolina State University. "As more nanoparticles find their way into the workplace and consumer goods,...Read full article

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