AgNPs, picture obtained by transmission electron microscopy
CEINT continues to make a global impact in the field aquatic toxicology. A paper published in 2010 by CEINT researchers collaborating at Duke and the CEREGE in France was number 3 in the list of most downloaded articles in 2011 from the scientific journal, Aquatic Toxicology.
“Intracellular uptake and associated toxicity of silver nanoparticles in Caenorhabditis elegans,” authored by Joel Meyer et al. provides insight to the mechanism(s) that could make silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) toxic as they are released into the environment (Aquatic Toxicology DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2010.07.016), and demonstrates transfer of AgNPs to offpsring.