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Nanomaterials are materials with morphological features of nanoscale dimension, often possessing unique electrochemical properties due to such dimension sizes. Nanomaterials are becoming increasingly valuable, particularly with applications in fields of biomedical, electrical, optical and materials science and technology. While much investigation is still required, current research suggests that nanomaterials could pose a risk to human health. The intention of this research is to investigate mutagenesis and mutation frequency in mouse embryonic stem cells, which are cells derived from an early-stage developing embryo. These cells possess unique properties of self-renewal and pluripotency. This study investigated the mutation frequency of mouse embryonic stem cells following treatment exposure to carbon nanofibers, carbon nanotubes, and multi-walled carbon nanotubes.

Publication Date

4-17-2013

Project Designation

Honors Thesis

Primary Advisor

Yiling Hong

Primary Advisor's Department

Biology

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Stander Symposium poster

Mutation Frequency in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells After Exposure 
to Carbon Nanomaterials

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