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The toxicity of nanoplastics to marine organisms

The present document provides a brief synopsis of the (potential) mechanisms underlying the toxicity of synthetic, polymer (plastic) nanoparticles, i.e. nanoplastics, towards marine organisms. General hypotheses concerning material properties and their ROS generating capacities are roughly outlined, most of which remain to be verified for nanoplastics, and the concept of bioavailability is presented as a crucial concept for understanding and assessing toxicity, which allows to link chemical and physical speciation with possible biological effects. 20 more words


Hernández-Hernández, F., & Fendler, R. (Eds.). (2013). 1st Conference on Arts- Based and Artistic Research: Critical reflections on the intersection of art and research. Barcelona: University of Barcelona

Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference on Arts-Based and Artistic Research
Barcelona, Spain, January 31st – February 1st, 2013

Hernández-Hernández, F., & Fendler, R. (Eds.). (2013). 32 more words


Marín Viadel, R.; Roldán, J.; Mena de Torres, J. (eds.). (Re)Presentaciones, miradas, reflejos en investigación basada en artes y en investigación artística. Granada: Universidad de Granada, 2014.

The papers presented at the 2nd Conference ABR & AR in Granada, 2014, have just been published as an electronic book, organized into four volumes, due to the large number of pages. 63 more words


Letter: Nortel proceedings: make people the priority

Jan. 14 will represent the sixth anniversary of the Nortel bankruptcy case in Judge Kevin Gross’s court.

During this period, I have performed eulogies for retired employees who have committed suicide because of the depression caused by the Nortel bankruptcy, attended funerals of Nortel executives who disposed of the majority of their physical assets to survive, and have counselled numerous surviving spouses trying to exist on marginal income. 229 more words


Ultrafast Phenomena VII Proceedings of the 7th International Conference

If you’re taking your family vacation in Monterey this year, be sure to research the city’s best hotels for parents and children. Some popular features of family-friendly hotels include indoor swimming pools, game rooms, babysitting services, full or partial kitchens and plenty of sleeping space. 245 more words


World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering September

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Patient-centered medicine wasemphasized Monday at the opening of the 10th annual High LevelE-Health conference of the European Commission in Copenhagen. The conference returns to Copenhagen, its 2008 host city, with afocus on patient empowerment and infusing care givers and receiverswith the confidence to benefit from modern eHealth tools. 128 more words


For Advances in Information Retrieval 25th European Conference on

Any visit to Pisa is incomplete without a trip to the Leaning Tower (Torre Pendente) of Pisa. There are many people every year who make a trip to Pisa just to see this tower. 214 more words