Friday, March 2, 2012

ALS MND Daily News Digest

Toxins Afloat in Shark Fin Soup?
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) — Shark fins contain high levels of a neurotoxin called BMAA, which is linked to neurodegenerative diseases in humans such as Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), according to a new ...
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A Passion For The Rainforest Leads Botanist To Fight Human Diseases
Livermore Independent
... is helping to make inroads into one of the most difficult problems in medical research: understanding and treating the neurological diseases Alzheimers, Parkinsons and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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