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Magnetite pollution nanoparticles in the human brain

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Biologically formed nanoparticles of the strongly magnetic mineral, magnetite, were first detected in the human brain over 20 y ago [Kirschvink JL, Kobayashi-Kirschvink A, Woodford BJ (1992) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 89(16):7683-7687]. Magnetite can have potentially large impacts on the brain due to its unique combination of redox activity, surface charge, and strongly magnetic behavior. We used magnetic analyses and electron microscopy to identify the abundant presence in the brain of magnetite...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1073/pnas.1605941113

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Maher, B. A. More by this author
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Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Karloukovski, V. More by this author
MacLaren, D. A. More by this author
Foulds, P. G. More by this author
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Alzheimer's Research UK More from this funder
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National Academy of Science Publisher's website
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal website
Volume:
113
Issue:
39
Pages:
10797-10801
Publication date:
2016-09-27
Acceptance date:
2016-07-25
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1091-6490
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pubs:653407
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uri:e87e2047-f865-4415-a37b-effd2d5083cd
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uuid:e87e2047-f865-4415-a37b-effd2d5083cd
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pubs:653407

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