Category Archives: Nanotechnology Risk Management

Reliability

It might seem odd to discuss reliability in a blog that focuses on nanotechnology and its implementation.  However, if one considers that we are using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in many different products to increase strength and reduce weight along with … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Reproducible Research

Twice last year, April and November, this blog addressed fake science.  That challenge has not gone away based on recent news articles.  But if one assumes the research is accurately reported and the independent research has differing results, the question … Continue reading

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Challenging times ahead thanks to technology

Last month’s blog was about the challenges in determining real scientific research and reports that include falsified or erroneous conclusions.  It is difficult enough to understand results that are presented without complete coverage of the underlying premises.  There are professionals … Continue reading

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Current Challenges in Science – Scientific Rigor

The accuracy of “scientific” research has recently reappeared in the press.  A previous blog (February 25, 2015) addressed the implication of erroneous published medical research results.  An earlier blog (July 17, 2014) discussed falsifying peer review processes.  The concern is … Continue reading

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More “Nano” Scare Tactics

This past week has seen a number of headlines about the Johnson & Johnson been awarded a jury verdict requiring them to pay $73 million to the family of a woman who died of cancer, which was claimed to be … Continue reading

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Scientific/Medical Research Results

In the last few weeks, we have been learning that “scientific” or “medical” research results may contain erroneous information. [Ref. 1]  There is currently an outbreak of measles that is impacting a number of people. The Disneyland measles incident that … Continue reading

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Nanotechnology Regulations

What is the purpose of regulations? Regulations are rules/laws or directives created and maintained by an authority that is intended to govern conduct/actions. Ideally, the purpose of the regulation is to ensure the safety of the public and prevent situation … Continue reading

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Nanonickel – increased danger or not?

Recently published reports indicate that a researcher has developed a reaction to nickel nanoparticles [1, 2]. “A 26-year-old female chemist formulated polymers and coatings usually using silver ink particles. When she later began working with nickel nanoparticle powder weighed out … Continue reading

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PEER Review or Pier Review?

As has been stated previously, “scientific” research that can not be validated is not scientific and certainly not research according to the standards of accepted practice. I have stated that publications of reports in the new media that use words … Continue reading

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Science and Bullying?

Are these two themes related?   There are claims that nanotechnology causes various types of diseases, can cause defects in humans and animals, and will cause long term issues in the environment.  (See previous blogs for some specific examples.)  There are … Continue reading

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