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quarta-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2015

Nano air pollutants strike a blow to the brain

Scientists track super-small pollutants that are inhaled into the brain

Further Reading
A.P. Stevens. “Learning rewires the brain.” Science News for Students. Sept. 2, 2014.
A.P. Stevens. “Starchy foods may cut meaty risks.” Science News for Students. Aug. 29, 2014.
S. Perkins. “Nifty science.” Science News for Students. May 30, 2014.
S. Ornes. “Bad for breathing.” Science News for Students. March 8, 2013.
R. Kwok. “When the nose no longer knows.” Science News for Students. December 13, 2012.
P. Wysong. “Cool Jobs: Scents of science.” Science News for Students. Sept. 12, 2012.
S. Perkins. “Nanosilver, away!” Science News for Students. May 17, 2012.
J. Raloff. “Nanoparticles’ indirect threat to DNA.” Science News. Nov. 5, 2009.
J. Raloff. “Destination brain: Inhaled pollutants can inflame more than the lungs.” Science News. May 22, 2010.
J. Raloff. “Explainer: What are antioxidants?” Science News for Students. March 19, 2008
E. Sohn. “How super are superfruits?” Science News for Students. March 19, 2008
S. Webb. “The color of health.” Science News for Students. Feb. 22, 2005.
Original Journal Source: L.Calderón-Garcidueñas et alAir pollution, cognitive deficits and brain abnormalities: A pilot study with children and dogsBrain and Cognition. Vol. 68, November 2008, p. 117. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2008.04.008
Original Journal Source: L.Calderón-Garcidueñas et alUrban air pollution: Influences on olfactory function and pathology in exposed children and adultsExperimental and Toxicologic Pathology. Vol. 62, January 2010, p. 91. doi: 10.1016/j.etp.2009.02.117.
Original Journal Source: T. Morgan et alGlutamatergic neurons in rodent models respond to nanoscale particulate urban air pollutants in vivo and in vitroEnvironmental Health Perspectives. Vol. 119, April 7, 2011, p. 1003. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1002973.
Original Journal Source: A. Elder … and G. Oberdörster. Translocation of inhaled ultrafine manganese oxide particles to the central nervous systemEnvironmental Health Perspectives. Vol. 114, August 11, 2006, p. 1172. doi: 10.1289/ehp.9030.

Fonte: Student Science