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Analysis of β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) in spirulina-containing supplements

[USA] Over the last decade the amino acid beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) has come under intense scrutiny. International laboratory and epidemiological research continues to support the hypothesis that environmental exposure to BMAA Continue reading Analysis of β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) in spirulina-containing supplements

Cause of Alzheimer’s discovered: where you live and what you eat are crucial

[UK] A POISONOUS algae found in freshwater lakes in the UK is being blamed for an increase in the number of people developing dementia, which is expected to hit one million by 2050. Continue reading Cause of Alzheimer’s discovered: where you live and what you eat are crucial

Toxin in blue-green algae blooms may increase risk of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases

[USA] Long-term exposure to a toxin produced by blue-green algal blooms can trigger tangles in the brains of animals similar to those seen in the brains of humans with Alzheimer’s disease Continue reading Toxin in blue-green algae blooms may increase risk of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases

Algal bloom linked to motor neurone disease

Toxins associated with blue-green algae blooms in waterways are being investigated as the potenti­al cause of the rapid growth of Australians dying from motor neurone disease.

Researchers working on a suspected MND cluster around the Riverina town Continue reading Algal bloom linked to motor neurone disease

A mysterious algal toxin may offer clues to human neurodegenerative diseases

J. STROM THURMOND LAKE, Georgia—From their perch in a loblolly pine, two bald eagles swoop low over a floating flock of wintering coots. Most of the water birds scatter, but a few are left struggling on the surface. Continue reading A mysterious algal toxin may offer clues to human neurodegenerative diseases

LCC hosts meeting about blue-green algae blooms

 — A young girl swims near an algae bloom, a dangerous organism that lurks in the waters of Lake Champlain. The Lake Champlain Committee met with the public June 12 at the Essex Town Hall to discuss just this scenario, and brace for another summer of blue-green algae blooms in Lake Champlain… Continue reading LCC hosts meeting about blue-green algae blooms