Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 26 March 2003
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
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 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)
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