Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chemicals commonly used during the 20th century as flame retardants and in industrial products, disrupt the performance of astrocytes, leading to impaired function. Environmental exposure to PCBs could contribute to a range of neurodegenerative diseases.
A new study reveals the role gut microbes play in protecting against arsenic toxicity.
Researchers say industrial fishing could be exposing people in coastal areas and island nations to excessively high levels of mercury. It is estimated that people from 38% of countries examined may be exposed to higher methylmercury levels from fish than is deemed safe for fetal development.
Researchers reveal a compound in green tea extract may help protect the brain against cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's by coating toxic oligomers.
Study raises further concern about exposure to air pollution and Alzheimer's development.
Researchers look at the potentially negative role exposure to some common chemicals can have on brain development and IQ.
Findings may help researchers better understand how diseases can spread through the brain.
A new study sheds further light on the role astrocytes play in neurodegenerative disorders.
Researchers believe their new findings may supersede the amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers report they have discovered tiny magnetic nanoparticles from air pollution lodged in the human brain. They believe these nanoparticles could contribute to some cases of Alzheimer's.
A new study sheds light on how exposure to an environmental toxin can have implications for the developing brain.