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Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes and Mesothelioma: An ICON Backgrounder

By Kristen Kulinowski

Rice University

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Two studies published in the Journal of Toxicological Sciences and Nature Nanotechnology in 2008 have demonstrated that some multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT or MWNT) can induce in mice a response similar to that induced by certain asbestos fibers. At a first glance, certain MWCNT and asbestos fibers have one major thing in common, their needle-like shape. This animation demonstrates the different effects on mice of long, straight MWCNTs and short, tangled MWCNTs

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Rice University Web Services
Craig Poland
Ken Donaldson

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International Council on Nanotechnology

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http://icon.rice.edu/resources.cfm?doc_id=12299
http://icon.rice.edu/details.cfm?rid=46250
http://icon.rice.edu/details.cfm?rid=46277

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  • http://icon.rice.edu/resources.cfm?doc_id=12299
    http://icon.rice.edu/details.cfm?rid=46250
    http://icon.rice.edu/details.cfm?rid=46277
  • Kristen Kulinowski (2009), "Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes and Mesothelioma: An ICON Backgrounder," http://nanohub.org/resources/6311.

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