New Scientist: Quantum dots in brain could treat Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

Tiny particles called quantum dots reduce symptoms in mice primed to develop a type of Parkinson’s disease, and also block formation of the toxic protein clumps in Alzheimer’s. They could one day be a novel treatment for these brain disorders, although tests in people are some years away. Quantum dots are  just a few nanometres in size – so small they become subject to some of the strange effects of quantum physics. (July 9, 2018)

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