All Blog Posts Tagged 'AgNPs' (4)

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Mutagenic effects of gold nanoparticles induce aberrant phenotypes in Drosophila melanogaster


The peculiar physical/chemical characteristics of engineered nanomaterials have led to a rapid increase of nanotechnology-based applications in many fields. However, before exploiting their huge and wide potential, it is necessary to assess their effects upon interaction with living systems. In this context, the screening of nanomaterials to evaluate their possible toxicity and understand the underlying mechanisms currently…


Added by Giuseppe Vecchio on April 30, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments

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Concentration-Dependent, Size-Independent Toxicity of Citrate Capped AuNPs in Drosophila melanogaster


The expected potential benefits promised by nanotechnology in various fields have led to a rapid increase of the presence of engineered nanomaterials in a high number of commercial goods. This is generating increasing questions about possible risks for human health and environment, due to the lack of an in-depth assessment of the physical/chemical factors responsible for their toxic effects. In this work, we evaluated the toxicity of monodisperse citrate-capped gold…


Added by Giuseppe Vecchio on April 29, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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