Mind the Gap! Nanoparticles Increase Endothelial Leakiness

By Riya Gandhi ‘22 Although recent advancements in the field of nanomedicine are elucidating potential novel therapies for cancer, researchers have uncovered one major drawback called gap growth. Under the leadership of principal investigator Fei Peng, a recent study at the National University of Singapore discovered that the introduction of nanomaterial into animal bodies may result in micro-sized gaps in the endothelial lining, which can … Continue reading Mind the Gap! Nanoparticles Increase Endothelial Leakiness

An Environmentally Friendly Solution for Oil Contaminated Soils

By Raymond Cheung ‘22 Global oil production is on the rise; in 2017, a record of 92.6 million barrels were processed daily (1). Although the petroleum refining process is needed to refine crude oil into usable products, the process often generates significant amounts of oil sludge. These oil sludges contain toxic chemicals that are hazardous to the environment and as a result, are difficult to … Continue reading An Environmentally Friendly Solution for Oil Contaminated Soils

Nanoremediation as A New Method of Treating Water Contamination

Stephanie Budhan ‘21 Water contamination occurs when waste material is deposited into a body of water and is not removed, leading to environmental degradation over the long term. Clean water is necessary for both humans and animals. Nurturing crops with contaminated water can cause the spread of waterborne illnesses among the population. Likewise, it is not healthy to breed animals with contaminated water as it … Continue reading Nanoremediation as A New Method of Treating Water Contamination