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Occupational and environmental health

The importance of the comet assay within occupational & environmental health was discussed at the ICOEH which also hosted the NANOlinen meeting “Biomarkers & Human Exposure to Nanoparticles.”

Nanoparticle research propelled by the comet assay

Here, an investigation into the genotoxicity of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TDNPs) to humans is described.  Occupational exposure to TDNPs can occur during manufacturing or use of these particles as pigments for paints, varnishes, enamels, lacquers and paper coatings. 

9th International Comet Assay Workshop

The 9th ICAW took place in Kusadasi, Turkey in September 2011. The workshop is a scientist-organised, independent and successful scientific conference on the comet assay which has been established for 16 years....

Vietnamese wedding food has the ability to repair human DNA

The comet assay is used by Dr. Prapaipat Klungsupya and her colleagues for determining anti-oxidative DNA damage induced by phenolic compounds.

Is cancer caused by old age?

Here, the comet assay is used to study the degradation of DNA in the elderly:  the onset of age-related genome instabilities remains a poorly defined subject.