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NIST Study Suggests Carbon Nanotubes May Protect DNA from Oxidation

Caption: Scanning electron microscope image of a typical sample of the NIST single-wall carbon nanotube soot standard reference material. Recent NIST research suggests that, at least in the laboratory, carbon nanotubes may help protect DNA molecules from damage by oxidation. The image shows an area just over a micrometer wide. (Color added for clarity.)

Credit: Credit: Vladar, NIST

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