Project Press Releases
- October 18, 2005pdfImportant First Step to Test Nanomaterials' ToxicityThe International Life Sciences Institute will release a new report that for the first time gives scientists the elements of a framework for assessing the potential human health effects from exposure to engineered nanomaterials. The report will be presented at a Thursday, October 20 program held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars by the Center’s Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies.
- October 4, 2005pdfNew NIOSH Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology & Strategic Plan for Nanotechnology ResearchStatement by Dr. Andrew Maynard, Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
- September 8, 2005pdfNew Study Reveals Public Attitudes on NanotechnologyAmericans welcome new potential life-saving and -enhancing applications promised by nanotechnology. But at the same time, they voice concern over a lack of research into nanotechnology’s potential long-term human health and environmental effects and want to ensure that the government and private sectors are equipped and willing to effectively manage any would-be risks.
- April 27, 2005pdfPew Charitable Trusts, Wilson Center, Launch Project on Emerging NanotechnologiesWith nanotechnology hailed by some as the “next industrial revolution,” the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announce the formation of the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies to help businesses, governments, and the public anticipate and manage possible health and environmental implications. The two-year, $3 million project is located at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and is part of the Trusts’ growing portfolio of emerging technology projects, which currently includes reproductive genetics and agricultural biotechnology.