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Bald Eagle Killer Identified
Bald Eagle Killer Identified
After a nearly 30-year hunt, researchers have shown that a neurotoxin generated by cyanobacteria on invasive plants is responsible for eagle and waterbird deaths from vacuolar myelinopathy.
Bald Eagle Killer Identified
Bald Eagle Killer Identified

After a nearly 30-year hunt, researchers have shown that a neurotoxin generated by cyanobacteria on invasive plants is responsible for eagle and waterbird deaths from vacuolar myelinopathy.

After a nearly 30-year hunt, researchers have shown that a neurotoxin generated by cyanobacteria on invasive plants is responsible for eagle and waterbird deaths from vacuolar myelinopathy.

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Mystery Illness Cluster in India May Be Due to Neurotoxin
Lisa Winter | Dec 9, 2020 | 2 min read
Health officials are searching for possible exposures to heavy metals, but no sources of contamination have been identified.
California Seeks to Ban Chlorpyrifos-Containing Pesticides
Jef Akst | May 9, 2019 | 2 min read
The state’s Environmental Protection Agency says that evidence of the chemical’s link to neurological problems in children is overwhelming.
Industry-Funded Pesticide Data Problematic, Study Shows
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 27, 2018 | 5 min read
Scrutinizing a company’s study on a widely used pesticide, chlorpyrifos, academic researchers find shortcomings in analyses and public disclosures of results.
Cellular Senescence in Astrocytes May Play Central Role in Parkinson’s Disease
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 24, 2018 | 4 min read
The elimination of these glia in the mouse brain ameliorated the development of Parkinsonian neuropathologies induced by the pesticide toxin paraquat.  
How Poison Frogs Avoid Poisoning Themselves
Abby Olena, PhD | Sep 21, 2017 | 4 min read
Amphibians resist their own chemical defenses with amino acid modifications in the sequence for a target receptor.
Glia Guru
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2017 | 9 min read
Ben Barres recast glial cells from supporting actors to star performers, crucial for synaptic plasticity in the brain and for preventing neurodegenerative disorders.
BBC Cameras Capture Dolphin High?
Jef Akst | Jan 2, 2014 | 1 min read
A new, two-part TV series to be aired on BBC1 includes video of dolphins playing with toxic puffer fish—possibly to get intoxicated.
Secret Botulism Paper Published
Bob Grant | Oct 18, 2013 | 1 min read
The discovery of a new form of the deadly botulinum toxin gets published, but its sequence is kept under wraps until an antidote is developed.
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