Shark Cartilage May Contain Toxin

Shark cartilage, hyped as a cancer preventive and joint-health supplement, may contain a neurotoxin that has been linked with Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease, a new study suggests.

Genetic Test Reveals Unexpected Data

Bloomberg News reporter John Lauerman volunteered to have his DNA sequenced by Harvard researchers to demystify the process for the public. What he didn’t expect to uncover was that he possessed two gene variants–one linked to rare blood disorders and the other to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s.

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Drug Rapidly Counters Effects of Alzheimer’s In Mice

Reporting in Science, researchers write that an FDA-approved drug for skin cancer had surprising results in mice with Alzheimer’s. The drug rapidly cleared up amyloid protein from the brain and improved cognitive function. Co-author Gary Landreth discusses the drug’s potential as a therapy for Alzheimer’s.

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