reactive oxygen species

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reactive oxygen species,

n molecules and ions of oxygen that have an unpaired electron, thus rendering them extremely reactive. Many cellular structures are susceptible to attack by ROS contributing to cancer, heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease.
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The research team -- from the University of Hull's Department of Chemistry -- placed one kind of photosensitiser inside each nanoparticle and another on the outside, which meant that far more reactive oxygen species could be created from the same amount of light.
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Our data indicates that vascular reactive oxygen species are release from cells during hypoxia.

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