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Nanosilica-from medicine to pest control.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18438740     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Nanotechnology is a broad interdisciplinary area of research, development, and industrial activity that has been growing rapidly worldwide for the past decade. More ambitious uses of nanoparticles are bioremediation of contaminated environments, controlled release of fragrances, biocides, and antifungals on textiles. Silica nanocomposites have received much attention because of its thermal degradation behavior and applications in chromatography, medicine, optics, etc. Nanobiotech takes agriculture from the battleground of genetically modified organisms to the brave new world of atomically modified organisms where rice has been modified atomically. Silica has been widely applied in various industries. Application of gold-coated silica has been used in the treatment for benign and malignant tumor. Surface-modified hydrophobic as well as lipophilic nanosilica could be effectively used as novel drugs for treatment of chicken malaria and nuclear polyhedrosis virus (BmNPV), a scourge in silkworm industry. Here, the authors attempt to provide a review to explain the impact of nanosilica on basic biology, medicine, agro-nanoproducts, and use of amorphous nanosilica as biopesticide.
Authors:
T K Barik; B Sahu; V Swain
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-04-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasitology research     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0932-0113     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasitol. Res.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-23     Completed Date:  2008-07-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703571     Medline TA:  Parasitol Res     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110007, India. tkbarik@rediffmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Biotechnology / methods
Humans
Insect Control / methods*
Malaria / therapy
Medicine
Nanoparticles / therapeutic use
Nanotechnology / methods*
Neoplasms / therapy
Silicon Dioxide / therapeutic use*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7631-86-9/Silicon Dioxide

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