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Researchers at the university have developed novel methods of nanotechnology therapy for detoxification and decontamination. One method involves the absorption of toxic substances into or onto nanoparticles by using molecular templating or by exploiting differences in physiochemical properties between the toxins and the nanoparticle. Another approach involves the transformation of toxic substances into inactive metabolites, using nanoparticles as catalysts to quickly degrade the toxins through enzyme incorporation.
This new technology provides highly effective techniques for reducing the free blood concentration and physiological effects of a wide range of toxic substances, including pharmaceuticals, biological and chemical toxins, and endogenous toxins produced during organ dysfunction. It is also valuable for removing toxins from skin and other surfaces, and for cleaning up environmental hazards such as chemical spills. Moreover, the technique can be tailored depending on the goal of the application and the specific properties of the toxins involved.
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