High School Nanoscience Program - Biotoxicity

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"Biotoxicity" is an experiment that explores the antimicrobial properties and biotoxicity of nanoscale particles of silver. Students first produce nanosilver and then use the rate of respiration of yeast in the presence of different forms of silver to compare their biotoxicity.

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Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.

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California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) and the IGERT Materials Creation Training Program (MCTP)

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