Tag Archives: metals

Do metals in pregnant women have association to preterm births?

Metals are widely distributed in the environment. Recent reports have demonstrated the risk of preterm birth following heavy metal exposure. Preterm births include those occurring before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy, and the rate of preterm births

Mimicking enzymes using artificial proteins

Critical to life on earth is the ability of proteins called enzymes to catalyze a wide range of chemical reactions, such as producing essential molecules by breaking down food in humans, and producing oxygen from water in

Eccentric metallo-dielectric core-shell nanoparticles for light guiding and switching

High Refractive Index Dielectric (HRID) nanoparticles (NPs) have been proposed as an alternative to metallic ones due to their low absorption and magnetodielectric response in the VIS and NIR ranges. Important scattering directionality (SD) effects can be

To remediate or to not remediate?

Pollution of coastal areas in marine and freshwater ecosystems is a direct consequence of the anthropogenic pressure on these areas. In addition, pollutants that are originated afar do enter aquatic ecosystems through a variety of processes, including

Diversity and function of bacteria living inside a plant relevant for soil remediation of metals

Salt marshes are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth and are sometimes subjected to pollution. The vegetation in this type of environment is, as a consequence, highly specialized to endure its surroundings. For over four decades,