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Tire wear and higher temperatures found to accelerate neurodegeneration in C. elegans models

Scientists at the IUF—Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany, have shown that tire wear, age and temperature accelerate neurodegeneration (i.e. the decline of nerve cells) in models of the nematode C. elegans for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The corresponding study was published in the journal Environmental Pollution.