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Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain
Researchers at Lancaster University found abundant magnetite nanoparticles in the brain tissue from 37 individuals aged three to 92-years-old who lived in Mexico City and Manchester. This strongly magnetic mineral is toxic and has been implicated in the production of reactive oxygen species (free radicals) in the human brain, which are associated with neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease.
6th September 2016

Tool aims to support solar park developments

Tool aims to support solar park developments
  Lancaster University and the University of York are collaborating with the solar park community (civil society, policy and industrial partners) to deliver the Solar Park Impacts on Ecosystem Services (or SPIES) project.
26th August 2016

Engineering student designs revolutionary energy storage solution

Engineering student designs revolutionary energy storage solution
  The energy storage market in the US alone is estimated to be worth $200-600bn in 10 years. While most research and development efforts have been focused on improving battery technologies, a Lancaster student believes a mechanical solution could provide the answer.
19th August 2016


Growing research towards smarter crop plants

Growing research towards smarter crop plants
Plant scientists have made an important advance in understanding the natural diversity of a key plant enzyme which could help us address the looming threat of global food security. Rubisco is the central enzyme responsible for photosynthesis in plants, it enables them to absorb carbon from the atmosphere, which they depend upon to live and grow.
19th August 2016

The impact of solar parks on the environment

The impact of solar parks on the environment
Researchers have produced the first detailed study of the impact of solar parks on the environment, opening the door to smarter forms of farming and better land management. Environmental Scientists at Lancaster University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology monitored a large solar park, near Swindon, for a year. They found that solar parks altered the local climate, measuring cooling of as much as 5ºC under the panels during the summer but the effects varied depending on the time of year and the time of day.
13th July 2016


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