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Discovery of microscopic metallic particles in the human brain

A UK-led international team of researchers has discovered elemental metallic copper and iron in the human brain for the first time. The team, comprised of scientists from Keele University and the University of Warwick, in collaboration with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), used the UK’s national synchrotron Diamond Light Source, and the Advanced Light Source located in California (USA) to identify elemental metallic copper and magnetic elemental iron within the amyloid plaques, chemical forms of copper and iron previously undocumented in human biology.

Fri 11 Jun 2021, 11:39 | Tags: Engineering, Chemistry, School of Engineering, alzheimer's, Sciences

Tracking Alzheimer’s disease pathology in single neuronal cells

University of Warwick researchers have developed a superior method to describe the very earliest effects that Alzheimer’s Disease proteins have on the properties of brain cells.

Thu 26 Sep 2019, 15:41 | Tags: School of Life Sciences, alzheimer's, Sciences