BMAA


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BMAA

A highly neurotoxic substance produced by water-borne cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). The toxin can produce diseases similar to Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. It is feared that global warming and water pollution may increase the growth of the algae which is capable of covering thousands of square kilometres.
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Chatziefthimiou said: "We now know that BMAA is one causative factor for neurodegenerative diseases, it's one of multiple stressors.
Occurrence of p-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) in ALS/PDC patients from Guam.
"The judiciary was given fiscal autonomy for a reason-it was to insulate it from politics so that neither Congress nor the Executive could exert undue pressure on an institution that could rule against them," said BMAA.
This date is accurate in terms of its current organizational structure, but in actuality, the BMAA is fifty years older.
Terry Viner, of the BMAA, said: "The idea of building your own light aircraft is very exciting.
BMAA is a hypothesized linkage between our environment and the on-set of neurodegenerative afflictions of the brain, namely Alzheimer's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ("ALS" or colloquially Lou Gehrig's disease).
This organization published a study in 2009 showing that patients with Alzheimer's disease and ALS had extremely high levels of BMAA in their brains.
Kai kurios maistui naudojamos melsvabakteres isskiria neurotoksines amino rugstis--[beta]-N-metilamino-L-alanina (BMAA), kurios gali sukelti neurodegeneratyvines ligas, taip pat Alzhaimerio ar Parkinsono (Johnson et al.
The British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) had previously confirmed the light aircraft involved in the crash was a home-built kit plane.
Geoff Weighell, Chief Executive of the BMAA, said: "Using the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) UK Register I have confirmed that the aircraft was not a microlight.
Geoff Weighell, Chief Executive of the BMAA, said: "It is being widely reported that the mid-air collision at Coventry on August 17 involved a microlight aircraft.