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Rice Magazine| The Magazine of Rice University | No. 3 | 2009

Rice Ranks Third in Nanotoxicology Publications

A new study by researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) finds that Rice University ranks third globally in publications in the growing field of nanotoxicology.

The study noted that peer-reviewed research on the toxicology of nanomaterials has grown nearly 600 percent since 2000 and that Rice scholars have authored 23 papers on the subject. That’s just a handful of papers fewer than the entire University of California system and just two fewer than the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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The UCSB study made significant use of the Virtual Journal of Nanotechnology Environment, Health and Safety, or VJ-Nano EHS, published by the International Council on Nanotechnology, an affiliate of the Rice Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology. The virtual journal is the only repository that attempts to compile all published research on the safety, health and environmental implications of nanomaterials.