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    Research regarding the impacts of nanoparticles on people and the environment is needed. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds projects to fill knowledge gaps and to initiate measures to identify and minimize risk.

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    Basic information about nanomaterials for humans and the environment.


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EU CORDIS magazine "research*eu"

The latest issue of the magazine "research*eu" (Issue 37, November 2014) of the European Commission is focussing on the issues and topics from nanotechnology, This magazine features highlights from the most exciting EU-funded research and development projects – and includes in its latest issue interviews with Prof Piero Baglioni of the University of Florence on 'Nanomaterials to preserve ancient works of art' and with Dr. Sabine Paulussen of the Flemish Institute for Technological Research on 'High fluxes for water filtration'.

Other highlights from Issue 37 (Nov 2014):

  • New hope for patients suffering from rare genetic disease
  • How research can help pluralism across Europe
  • Hi-tech cooperation: the answer to effective transport security
  • Using underwater robots for a better understanding of the underwater world
  • Flying robots will go where humans can't
  • Mass producing super-thin films that can 'squeeze' electricity
  • Africa–Europe Earth Observation project


The magazine "research*eu" is published by the Comissions' Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) and managed by the Publications Office of the European Union. The magazine is published monthly in English and is available to interested readers as PDF or ebook.


The current issue (PDF, 3.8 MB) can be accessed via the following link http://cordis.europa.eu/research-eu/magazine_en.html



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Information on the sponsorship programmes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on nanotechnologies for humans and the environment.


Knowledge Base

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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.


Nano Basics

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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.



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