Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Heys who passed her PhD viva on July 5th. Kelly, who was co-supervised by Gloria Dos Santos Pereira and Richard Shore, analysed sparrowhawk brains from the PBMS archive for part of her PhD studies. She found that the presence of amyloid aggregations in the brain were associated with accumulation of organochlorine pesticides.
Link to Kelly's paper 'Levels of Organochlorine Pesticides Are Associated with Amyloid Aggregation in Apex Avian Brains' http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.7b00840 published in the journal Environmental Science & Toxicology.
Well done Kelly from the PBMS team!
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