Scrambling birds' brains: Could this toxic algae offer clues to human diseases?
Publisher: Environmental Health News
Date Written: 23/09/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16969
In humans, researchers suspect that a neurotoxin may be linked to Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a lethal neurodegenerative disease that destroys parts of the brain. No one knows whether any human neurological diseases are related to the bird disease, but new clues about the poisoned birds are emerging.