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Nanotechnology in Health Care: Possibilities, Risks, and Benefits

For Immediate Release:
June 01, 2007

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Nanotechnology in Health Care: Possibilities, Risks, and Benefits

June 5, 2007



Nanotechnology-enabled medical technologies have the potential to transform health care as we know it. But should new applications be available before we understand the possible risks? Current research in medical nanotechnologies is producing revolutionary products and incredible new discoveries. While these advancements have potentially huge benefits, it's important to consider the societal, ethical, environmental, and economic impacts of the nanomaterials they rely upon. Come to the Exploratorium on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, from 6:45-8:45pm and join in this free important discussion.

Featuring:
Jennifer Kuzma, Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy, Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota
Scott Reed, Portland State University

Where:
Exploratorium
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

When:
Tuesday June 5, 2007
6:45-8:45pm

To Register: http://exploratorium.edu/nanoscape/forums.html

For More Information: forum@exploratorium.ed

 


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