PHSC 5560: Nanotoxicity
Lecture - 3 credits
- Studies nanotoxicity, the adverse health effects of nanoparticles.
- Due to their small size, nanoparticles easily cross biological barriers, entering body fluids and cells.
- Nanoparticles toxicity may cause chronic and acute pathologies.
- Offers students an opportunity to develop and understand the principles of nanotoxicity.
- Focuses on mechanisms of cellular and organ damage by nanoparticles.
- Discusses ports of nanoparticle entry and detrimental effects upon blood, CNS, lungs, and GI system.
- Stresses mechanisms of intracellular degradation of nanoparticles and toxic effects of nanoparticles upon human cells and major organ systems.
- Reviews mechanisms of cellular and organ damage including oxidative stress, inflammation, and DNA, as well as toxic effects on nonmammalian cells.
Studies nanotoxicity, the adverse health effects of nanoparticles. Show more.