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Environmental Toxin May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Illnesses, Study Suggests
For the first time, scientists have observed brain tangles in an animal model through exposure to environmental toxin.

Our findings show that chronic exposure to BMAA can trigger Alzheimer’s-like brain tangles and amyloid deposits. As far as we are aware, this is the first time researchers have been able to successfully replicate brain tangles and amyloid deposits in an animal model through exposure to an environmental toxin.
— Paul Alan Cox, Ph.D., Executive Director
We have only one wish at the Institute for Ethnomedicine: to discover new treatments for serious illnesses. This focus has led to the discovery of two promising new drugs for ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other tangle diseases. We have a third drug in development. Our novel path to discovery has been exciting. Each step of this path, beginning in Guam, has brought us closer to a cure.
— Paul Alan Cox, Ph.D., Executive Director