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Nanotoxicology and challenges of translation

Pourgashtasbi, Ghazal 2015. Nanotoxicology and challenges of translation. Nanomedicine 10 (20) , pp. 3121-3129. 10.2217/nnm.15.131

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This paper focuses on the processes of translation in nanomedical research practices and contributes to a context- and object-centred research agenda in Science and Technology Studies. In particular, it addresses how nano-specific issues in medical research are exacerbated by uncertainty and unpredictability. Analyzing the relationship between nanomedicine and nanotoxicology I discuss how scientists are involved in highly uncertain processes, which require a contingent and experimental approach to nano-objects in everyday laboratory practices. Consequently, the dealings with nanomedical materials evoke a reformulation of numerous traditional forms of toxicological knowledge and knowledge practices, and challenge the self-concept of toxicology as a testing discipline.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Future Medicine
ISSN: 1743-5889
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 03:11

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