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New Haven Independent Features Hanna's Nano Zinc Oxide Research
The New Haven Independent's Nanoblog for Nov. 21, 2011 features CNS Graduate Fellow Shannon Hanna's research into the effects of nano zinc oxide on mussels. In "Sunscreen Today, Dinner Tomorrow?" reporter Gwyneth K. Shaw highlights Hanna's findings that the particles negatively affect the growth and survival of Mediterranean mussels as exposure levels increase. Hanna discusses the implications of these findings for humans and other animals that eat mussels in the article, as well as the difficulties in identifying whether nanosize or substance characteristics determined study outcomes. He presented his findings to the S.Net 2011 Conference (Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies) in Tucson, AZ on Nov. 8, 2011.