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Florida dolphins have traces of cyanobacteria in the brain
- April 4, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Many researchers and specialists in the field of neurobiology believe that the main factor in the occurrence and development of such neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer's syndrome is a factor in the increased accumulation of so-called protein dies and neuro-tissue blood clots. Despite the fact that previously it was believed that this could only happen in the brains of humans and mice – as closest to them in the genome – today, a special study of specialists from the University of Florida showed that dolphins living in the near waters of the bay may have about the same syndrome Florida, due to the presence of these very dies.
In particular, experts discovered them after a rather lengthy and detailed study of the health of dolphins living in the waters bordering on the Florida Gulf – which, in turn, have for some time experienced an unusual peak of flowering of various bacteria. In particular, scientists have previously noticed an increased concentration of cyanobacteria called BMAA, which can also be a factor in the rapid accumulation of protein dice in the brain of people suffering from Alzheimer's syndrome or another similar disease.
However, it was found that in some dolphins, after bacteriological testing, they also found a high concentration of these cyanobacteria in the brain – which may indicate with some probability that dolphins can also be exposed to various neurodegenerative diseases, like humans. Although, of course, with some visible deviations from the human.
First of all, specialists are still not in a hurry with the final selection of one or another type of conclusions, because they have yet to analyze a lot of third-party data and variables in this regard. In addition, if we are talking about making conclusions of this kind, it is impossible not to note the fact that earlier Florida experts said that cyanobacteria are unlikely to have a significant effect on the dolphin's body – however, the current results showed the opposite. again proves the need for more accurate research.