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Automated tissue engineering on demand

In Medicine on May 19, 2009 at 12:25 am

Skin from a factory – this has long been the dream of pharmacologists, chemists and doctors. Research has an urgent need for large quantities of ‘skin models’, which can be used to determine if products such as creams and soaps, cleaning agents, medicines and adhesive bandages are compatible with skin, or if they instead will lead to irritation or allergic reactions for the consumer. Such test results are seen as more meaningful than those from animal experiments, and can even make such experiments largely superfluous.

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Single-Walled and Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Promote Allergic Immune Responses in Mice

In nano, Nanoscale, Toxicology on May 1, 2009 at 2:23 am

Toxicological Sciences 2009 109(1):113-123; doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfp057

Unni C. Nygaard*,1, Jitka S. Hansen*,, Mari Samuelsen*, Torunn Alberg*, Calin D. Marioara and Martinus Løvik*, * Division of Environmental Medicine, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, NO-0403 Oslo, Norway National Research Centre for the Workinga Environment, DK-2100, Copenhagen, Denmark SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, NO-7465, Trondheim, Norway Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7489, Trondheim, Norway 1 To whom correspondence should be addressed at Division of Environmental Medicine, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box
4404 Nydalen, Lovisenbergata 8, NO-0403 Oslo, Norway. Fax: +47 2107 6686. E-mail:unni.cecilie.nygaard@fhi.no.

Received December 22, 2008; accepted March 4, 2009