AzoNano reports that scientists at the University of Ulster are investigating a link between manufactured nanoparticles, such as titanium dioxide found in sunscreens and cosmetics, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Exposure to some nanoparticles can cause proteins to ‘mis-fold’. Protein fibrillation, or mis-folding, is associated with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Now Professor Vyvyan Howard, a pathologist and toxicologist and Dr Christian Holscher, an expert in Alzheimer’s disease, are leading this groundbreaking research into whether nanoparticles can induce neurodegenerative disease. The original article at AzoNano can be found at: http://www.azonano.com/news.asp?newsID=13335.