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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 26 March 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 12, p. nf6
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.12.nf6]


Mindful of Metal

Footballer, neuroscientist, and former stand-up comic, Ashley Bush keeps hammering at the idea that a glut of metals in elderly brains galvanizes Alzheimer's disease

Mitch Leslie;2003/12/nf6

Abstract: Harvard Medical School neuroscientist Ashley Bush likes to test his mettle, both in playing Australian-rules football and in promoting his theory that large amounts of metals set off the devastating neural damage of Alzheimer's disease. Corrupting {beta} amyloid, the protein that jams the brains of AD patients, spurs production of harmful oxidants, he argues. Now, after more than a decade of effort, his work is beginning to win medals.

Citation: M. Leslie, Mindful of Metal. Sci. SAGE KE 2003, nf6 (26 March 2003);2003/12/nf6

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