Extracellular vesicles are nanoparticles released by all cell types that help transport information between cells. Bieberich’s research team focused on oxidative stress on these processes.

UK researchers have a better understanding of the regulation of extracellular vesicles by oxidative stress and how these vesicles spread oxidative stress and may damage neurons.

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