Research on nanosafety is a driver of innovation as the spotlight in July has demonstrated. But furthermore, this research field is built on routine as well if researchers look for the “needle in the haystack”. In many areas the safety research initiates the development of new methods, e.g. for the determination of nanoparticles within exposed organisms via the high-resolution analytical scanning transmission electron microscopy (HRSTEM) or helps with the establishment of reliable test guidelines. This and many more topics on body barriers or the immune system are combined in this cross cutting issue about “Future Nanosafety” by Krug and Krägeloh (2020).
This special issue on “Future Nanosafety” sketches organ specific effects of nanomaterials, demonstrates examples for new applications and offers new insights into biological mechanisms affected by nanomaterials. This collection of 17 scientific articles from important labs all over the world presents not only operation procedures for future test methods but includes also alternatives for animal testing or safe-by-design processes and introduces new detection methods for nanoparticles in the body or in consumer products.
Harald Krug and Annette Kraegeloh (2020), Future Nanosafety. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2020, 33, 5, 1037–1038. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00166
Spotlight January 2022: Methods, models, mechanisms and metadata
For the new year, we are presenting no “classic” paper here, but would like to point out an editorial: Methods, Models, Mechanisms and Metadata: Introduction to the Nanotoxicology Collection at F1000 Research. This editorial introduces the F1000Research Nanotoxicology Collection, where best practices can be collected in the form of original research reports, including no-effect studies, […]Read more
Spotlight July 2021: The Path to Digital Material Research – It is never too late to start
Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data…. Have you read these words lately? No, these are not just buzzwords. The digitalisation of science is an evolving topic that is gaining importance with each passing day. That is why this month we would like to introduce you to the article “Digital Transformation in Materials Science: A Paradigm […]Read more
Spotlight October 2023: Improved hydrogen production through novel catalyst made of three metals
Hydrogen is one of the important energy carriers of the future when it comes to climate-relevant energy supply. For example, surplus electricity from wind turbines or solar plants can be converted into hydrogen, allowing the otherwise unused energy to be stored for longer periods. This hydrogen can be used to power trucks and buses for […]Read more
Spotlight July 2022: New definition on nanomaterials published
The European Union has published a new definition for nanomaterials as of June 2022. It is recommended that this be used as a basis for future legislation. The new documents can be found on the EC website. In the new “nanodefinition”, the essential components such as the origin or the size range of the particles […]Read more