Posts Tagged ‘Oxford’

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

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

 

A microfluidic sonication device for the production of coated microbubbles

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
A microfluidic sonication device for the production of coated microbubbles

 

The Oxford Team has developed a platform technology that could be used in a clinical setting to produce microbubbles employed as contrast agents in ultrasound imaging or as drug delivery vehicles. The technology also has other applications including foods, paints, biofuels and cosmetic products.

http://innovation.ox.ac.uk/licence-details/microfluidic-sonication-device-production-coated-microbubbles/#.V62G0rGTGY4.twitter