Thursday, September 26, 2013

Scientists discover potential cause of motor neurone disease -

This news piece seems a little bit bizarre, but interesting nonetheless. Take a gander. - Bob

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Updated Thu 26 Sep 2013, 9:55am AEST

Australian scientists have helped discover what could be one of the only known causes of motor neurone disease.

The researchers were involved in discovering how a toxin in blue-green algae can contaminate food and cause problems in the central nervous system.

The cause of more than 90 per cent of motor neurone disease cases remains unknown.

Researchers are hoping the link found between motor neurone disease and blue-green algae could help treat the condition.

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