Researchers show modest levels of nanoparticle may harm brain cells

Posted On: 2015-12-16

"Even moderate concentrations of a nanoparticle used to whiten certain foods, milk and toothpaste could potentially compromise the brain’s most numerous cells, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  The researchers examined how three types of titanium dioxide nanoparticles, the world’s second-most abundant nanomaterial, affected the functioning of astrocyte cells..."