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Nanomaterials are a common component in many industrial and consumer products. A team of international researchers, led by University of Kentucky scientists, have found that these tiny metal containing particles may be more toxic to plants and microorganisms than other forms of metals.

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University of Kentucky researchers may hold the answers for new plant-based pharmaceuticals and environmentally safe paint.

Jan Smalle, a scientist in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, received a four-year, $450,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the mechanics of nanoharvesting plant flavonoids. Flavonoids are a complex collection of plant-made chemicals that have all kinds of functions within plants and also have many potential human health implications.

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