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14th December 2016

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain

A team involving Oxford University scientists has, for the first time, discovered tiny magnetic particles from air pollution lodged in human brains – and researchers think they could be a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
Magnetic particles

http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2016-09-07-toxic-air-pollution-nanoparticles-discovered-human-brain

 

9th December 2016

Gene signature in healthy brains pinpoints the origins of Alzheimer’s disease

Filed under: Alzheimer’s disease,Biology — Tags: — BiBi @ 11:32 am
Gene signature in healthy brains pinpoints the origins of Alzheimer’s disease

A specific gene expression pattern maps out which parts of the brain are most vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease, decades before symptoms appear, and helps define the molecular origins of the disease.

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/gene-signature-in-healthy-brains-pinpoints-the-origins-of-alzheimers-disease

11th August 2016

Protein injection hope for Alzheimer’s

Protein injection hope for Alzheimer’s

  • 19 April 2016
alzheimer's brain scanImage copyrightSPL

Scientists believe injections of a natural protein may lessen the symptoms and progress of Alzheimer’s dementia after promising early trials in mice.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36070987

 

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