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    Childhood Lead Exposure Linked To Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests

    A University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor has found for the first time evidence of Alzheimer’s-like disease in monkeys that were exposed to lead as infants.

    Nasser Zawia, a URI professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Pharmacy led the three-year study, which involved four institutions.

    “This is the first evidence of promotion of Alzheimer’s disease-like pathology in a primate by an environmental agent,” Zawia said. “It is relevant because monkeys have identical genes to humans.”

    It's also interesting that by the time of the study there were no detectable levels of lead in the tissues.

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:55:11 PM PST

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