REGISTER | LOGIN
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
harris38
User Rank
Author
RE:Buckyballs may be hazardous to your DNA
harris38   12/9/2013 4:49:47 AM
NO RATINGS
CPSC's goal is no longer to protect kids from bite-sized magnets — BuckyBalls are off the market. Their only goal now is to personally destroy Zucker for daring to question ridiculous federal bureaucrats. 

Nicholas.Lee
User Rank
Author
re: Buckyballs may be hazardous to your DNA
Nicholas.Lee   11/16/2012 10:31:23 PM
NO RATINGS
DNA does not float around loose in the body, it is protected by the wall of the nucleus and then by the cell wall itself. A C60 buckyball would be too big to get through either membrane, so I'm not too concerned by this anti-nanotech scaremongering. Ordinary candle soot contains C60 buckyball molecules and that doesn't exactly mutate people into X-men does it.

Polyspace
User Rank
Author
re: Buckyballs may be hazardous to your DNA
Polyspace   11/16/2012 10:02:05 PM
NO RATINGS
This is interesting. Computer simulations say Buckyballs may cause damage to DNA, while experimental data suggests it could prolong life, doubling the lifespan of rats in this case: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142961212003237 via: http://gizmodo.com/5902703/bucky-balls-could-double-your-lifespan I'd love to see a few independent researchers verifying the results.



Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Most Recent Comments
Ian Johns
 
David Ashton
 
David Ashton
 
RSD2
 
Ian Johns
 
paul.jhnson
 
jennray
 
dpettit
 
David Ashton
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
Isolating high-resolution high-speed SAR ADCs with a SPI ...
Phase One with Brian McCarson CTO of IoT strategy for Intel
02:30
Phase Two with Brian McCarson CTO of IoT strategy for Intel
03:05
Phase Three with Brian McCarson CTO of IoT strategy for Intel
03:54
Demand for higher performance in mixed-signal circuits ...
10:22
5G LTE is on the way. These systems will require more ...
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage ...
09:45
Watch as a web server authenticates or rejects a water ...
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage ...
Watch as a web server authenticates or rejects a water ...
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage ...
Power can be a gating factor in success or failure of ...
Get to market faster and connect your next product to the ...
00:44
See how microQSFP is setting a new standard for tomorrow’s ...
The LTC3649 step-down regulator combines key features of a ...
Once the base layer of a design has been taped out, making ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
The LTC2380-24 is a versatile 24-bit SAR ADC that combines ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
02:46