Learn More
With the emergence of manufactured nanomaterials, it is urgent to carry out researches on their potential environmental impacts and biological effects. To better understand the potential ecotoxicological impacts of metal oxide nanoparticles released to aquatic environments, the zebrafish 96-h embryo-larval bioassay was used to assess and compare the(More)
Little is known about the potential ecotoxicity of engineered nanoparticles (NPs) to aquatic organisms. To carefully address this issue, we conducted a comprehensive toxicity assessment, including modified acute (72h) and chronic (21d) toxicity tests as well as nTiO(2) accumulation analysis using Daphnia magna as a model organism. We found that nTiO(2)(More)
Algal blooms are a worldwide phenomenon and the biological interactions that underlie their regulation are only just beginning to be understood. It is established that algal microorganisms associate with many other ubiquitous, oceanic organisms, but the interactions that lead to the dynamics of bloom formation are currently unknown. To address this gap, we(More)
The rapid growth of nanotechnology is stimulating research concerning the potential environmental impacts of manufactured nanomaterials. The present study summarizes, to our knowledge, the first examination regarding the potential effects of chronic exposure (32 d) of aquatic organisms (juvenile carp [Carassius auratus]) to sublethal concentrations(More)
Little information is available on the potential ecotoxicity of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in the marine environment. To carefully address this issue, the toxicity of nanosized titanium dioxide (nTiO(2)) aggregates in the marine environment was evaluated using abalone (Haliotis diversicolor supertexta) embryonic development as a model. The effect of(More)
The present paper summarizes, to our knowledge, the first study regarding the developmental toxicity of stable buckminsterfullerene aggregates suspended in water (nC60) using zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a vertebrate model. Zebrafish embryo survival, hatching rate, heartbeat, and pericardial edema were noted and described within 96 h of exposure. Fullerol (a(More)
The increasing use of nanotechnology highlights the need to understand and clarify the environmental impacts of nanomaterials. In this study, the acute toxicity and oxidative stress of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nTiO2) in mature marine abalone (Haliotis diversicolor supertexta) were assessed. No acute effect was found in any of the treatment groups(More)
Coronary artery disease and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are the leading causes of death for both men and women. Serum cardiac-specific troponin level is now used for the "early" diagnosis of AMI. However, due to the "delayed" release of troponin, an earlier, more sensitive and specific biomarker is urgently demanded to further reduce AMI mortality.(More)
It is an emerging concern that a series of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) produced in wastewater effluent have adversely impacted the downstream aquatic system and drinking water resources. The occurrence, fate, and transport of DBPs on receiving waterbodies, however, are currently not well-documented. To fill the knowledge gap, this study simulated the(More)
The rapid development of nanotechnology and the corresponding increase in the use of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in commercial products have led to concerns about the health risks and environmental impacts of such nanosized materials. One of the most significant and currently not well-understood risks is their potential transfer and magnification in(More)