Common Agricultural Chemicals Shown to Change Mice Neurons in Ways Similar to Alzheimer’s Disease

Common Agricultural Chemicals Shown to Change Mice Neurons in Ways Similar to Alzheimer’s Disease
Researchers have identified a group of agricultural chemicals — pesticides and fungicides — that constitute environmental risk factors for neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. A recent study found that a number of these chemicals produce gene expression changes in mouse neurons similar to those observed in people with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions. The paper, “Identification of chemicals that mimic transcriptional changes associated with autism, brain aging and neurodegeneration,” was published in Nature Communications. Retrospective epidemiological studies have linked a number
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