Scientists Prove Link Between Aluminum and Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

In today’s world, aluminum is omnipresent, building up within our system from everyday products.  Now, we are learning that aluminum toxicity can manifest itself in alarming ways.

As many of us are aware, the human body is being bombarded with aluminum in everyday products. Many of our foods, vaccinations, medications, baby products, cosmetics, cleaning products and even soft furnishings contain aluminum and it appears that we are powerless to prevent the ever-increasing onslaught.

This is extremely worrying because, according to Professor Exley, a scientist from Keele University in Staffordshire, aluminum can accumulate in the body and has the potential to do harm wherever it ends up.

A Little Background Information

In a 2014 press release, Exley stated:

“The biological availability of aluminium or the ease with which aluminium reacts with human biochemistry means that aluminium in the body is unlikely to be benign, though it may appear as such due to the inherent robustness of human physiology. The question is raised as to ‘how do you know if you are suffering from chronic aluminium toxicity?’ How do we know that Alzheimer’s disease is not the manifestation of chronic aluminium toxicity in humans?

At some point in time the accumulation of aluminium in the brain will achieve a toxic threshold and a specific neurone or area of the brain will stop coping with the presence of aluminium and will start reacting to its presence. If the same neurone or brain tissue is also suffering other insults, or another on-going degenerative condition, then the additional response to aluminium will exacerbate these effects. In this way aluminium may cause a particular condition to be more aggressive and perhaps to have an earlier onset – such occurrences have already been shown in Alzheimer’s disease related to environmental and occupational exposure to aluminium.” 

In 2014, the link between Alzheimer’s disease and aluminum was largely unproven, but since then a lot has changed.

Link Between Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease and Aluminum Now Proven

For many years, scientists have claimed that a link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease has existed. However, up until now, there has been little evidence to support their claims, which has left the scientific community confused.

However, according to scientists from Keele University in Staffordshire, recent studies have now confirmed that aluminum does play a role, in some, if not all, cases of Alzheimer’s disease.

In an article titled, Strong evidence linking Aluminum to Alzheimer’srecently published on The Hippocratic Post website, Exley explained that:

“We already know that the aluminium content of brain tissue in late-onset or sporadic Alzheimer’s disease is significantly higher than is found in age-matched controls. So, individuals who develop Alzheimer’s disease in their late sixties and older also accumulate more aluminium in their brain tissue than individuals of the same age without the disease.

Even higher levels of aluminium have been found in the brains of individuals, diagnosed with an early-onset form of sporadic (usually late onset) Alzheimer’s disease, who have experienced an unusually high exposure to aluminium through the environment (e.g. Camelford) or through their workplace. This means that Alzheimer’s disease has a much earlier age of onset, for example, fifties or early sixties, in individuals who have been exposed to unusually high levels of aluminium in their everyday lives.”

His most recent study, published by the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology in December 2016, titled: Aluminium in brain tissue in familial Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the many studies that he and his team have conducted on the subject of aluminum over the years. However, this study in particular is believed to be of significant value, because it is the first time that scientists have measured the level of aluminum in the brain tissue of individuals diagnosed with familial Alzheimer’s disease.

(Alzheimer’s disease or AD is considered to be familial if two or more people in a family suffer from the disease.)

According to their paper, the concentrations of aluminum found in brain tissue donated by individuals who died with a diagnosis of familial AD, was the highest level ever measured in human brain tissue.

Professor Exley wrote:

“We now show that some of the highest levels of aluminium ever measured in human brain tissue are found in individuals who have died with a diagnosis of familial Alzheimer’s disease.

The levels of aluminium in brain tissue from individuals with familial Alzheimer’s disease are similar to those recorded in individuals who died of an aluminium-induced encephalopathy while undergoing renal dialysis.”

He explained that:

“Familial Alzheimer’s disease is an early-onset form of the disease with first symptoms occurring as early as 30 or 40 years of age. It is extremely rare, perhaps 2-3% of all cases of Alzheimer’s disease. Its bases are genetic mutations associated with a protein called amyloid-beta, a protein which has been heavily linked with the cause of all forms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Individuals with familial Alzheimer’s disease produce more amyloid beta and the onset of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are much earlier in life.”

What Do Their Findings Mean?

To explain the team’s findings in more depth, Exley wrote:

“This new research may suggest that these genetic predispositions to early onset Alzheimer’s disease are linked in some way to the accumulation of aluminium (through ‘normal’ everyday human exposure) in brain tissue.

Ageing is the main risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and aluminium accumulates in human brain tissue with ageing. Environmental or occupational exposure to aluminium results in higher levels of aluminium in human brain tissue and an early onset form of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease. The genetic predispositions which are used to define familial or early-onset Alzheimer’s disease also predispose individuals to higher levels of brain aluminium at a much younger age.

Aluminium is accepted as a known neurotoxin, for example being the cause of dialysis encephalopathy, and its accumulation in human brain tissue at any age can only contribute to any ongoing disease state or toxicity.”

This is extremely worrying for any pregnant women who have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, especially if they are considering being vaccinated during pregnancy. Out of the nine vaccinations covering 13 diseases that are currently being offered to pregnant women, five contain aluminum, which could potentially put the baby at greater risk.

See Nurse Vaccinated During Pregnancy with Flu Shot Accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome for details.

Babies Under the Age of 2 Are Being Vaccinated with 4,925 mcg of Aluminum 

If babies are being exposed to an unusually high level of aluminum from the moment that they are conceived, then surely, they could face greater risk of neurological disease later in life. The mere fact that scientists have discovered exceptionally high levels of aluminum in the brain tissue of individuals who have died with a diagnosis of familial Alzheimer’s disease, should, if nothing else, alert parents to the dangers of aluminum.

However, it appears this is not the case, as according to one researcher, despite the fact that aluminum is a known neurotoxin, infants and young children are being repeatedly vaccinated with vaccinations containing aluminum during critical periods of brain development.

In his recent paper titled, Aluminum in Childhood Vaccines Is Unsafe, Neil Z. Miller explained that not only are babies being bombarded with vaccinations containing aluminum in the womb, but recent changes to the vaccine schedule have resulted in babies receiving a substantial rise in the number of vaccinations containing aluminum at an earlier age.

He wrote:

“Prior to the mercury phase-out (pre-2000), babies received 3,925 micrograms (mcg) of aluminum in their first year-and-a-half of life. After pneumococcal and hepatitis A vaccines were added to the immunization schedule, babies began receiving 4,925 mcg of aluminum during the same age period—a 25% increase (Figure 1).In 2011, CDC recommended that pregnant women receive a pertussis vaccine (Tdap), which also contains aluminum. Studies show that aluminum crosses the placenta and accumulates in fetal tissue. Thus, millions of babies in utero, infants, and young children were injected with, and continue to receive, unnaturally high doses of neurotoxic substances—mercury and aluminum—long after unsuspecting parents were led to believe that vaccines were purified and made safe.”

In other words, today’s children now receive an extra 1000 micrograms of aluminum in their childhood vaccinations in the first 18 months of life. This increase, plus the aluminum they have already received in utero, has the potential to lead to a lifetime of health problems.

Miller explained that there are more and more vaccinations containing aluminum being added to the vaccine schedule, which can lead to multiple health problems.  To demonstrate just how dangerous aluminum can be once it is injected into the body, Miller detailed study after study outlining the serious effects that this neurotoxin can have on the body.

He wrote:

“Numerous studies provide compelling evidence that injected aluminum can be detrimental to health. Aluminum is capable of remaining in cells long after vaccination and may cause neurologic and autoimmune disorders. During early development, the child’s brain is more susceptible to toxins and the kidneys are less able to eliminate them. Thus, children have a greater risk than adults of adverse reactions to aluminum in vaccines.”

This is extremely worrying, especially if you have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, as according to Mr. Miller, rats that were given extremely small amounts of aluminum, “showed behavioral, biochemical, and histological changes similar to those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.”

He concluded:

“Toxic metals such as aluminum do not belong in prophylactic medications administered to children, teenagers, or adults. Vaccines are normally recommended for healthy people, so safety (and efficacy) standards must be impeccable. Parents, especially, should not be compelled to permit their loved ones to receive multiple injections of toxic metals that could increase their risk of neurodevelopmental and autoimmune ailments. Safe alternatives to current disease prevention technologies are urgently needed.”

Safe alternatives may be needed, but with more and more vaccinations being made mandatory, parents feel as if they have little choice but to play Russian roulette with their children’s lives.

How to Reduce the Body’s Burden of Aluminum

As a solution, Professor Exley has suggested that we aim to reduce the accumulation of aluminum in our brains through everyday activities.  One of the ways that Professor Exley has suggested to help reduce the accumulation of aluminum in the body is by drinking a silicon-rich mineral water. According to Exley, silicon protects the body against the toxicity of aluminum, and by drinking a silicon-rich mineral water, his studies have revealed that the aluminum is removed from the human body through the excretion of urine.

See: Silicon-Rich Mineral Water as a Non-Invasive Test of the Aluminum Hypothesis in ‘Alzheimer’s Disease

Readers will find more information on the dangers of aluminum and the research carried out by Professor Christopher Exley listed on the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI) website.

About The Author

Christina was born and educated in London, U.K. After taking an A Level in Psychology and a BTEC in Learning Support, Ms. England spent many years researching vaccines and adverse reactions. She gained a Higher National Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies and in 2016 she gained a BA Hons degree in Literature & Humanities. She currently writes for VacTruth, Health Impact News, GreenMedInfo, The Liberty Beacon, Vaccine Impact and Medical Kidnap on immunisation safety and efficacy. She has co-authored the book, Shaken Baby Syndrome or Vaccine Induced Encephalitis – Are Parents Being Falsely Accused? with Dr. Harold Buttram and Vaccination Policy and the UK Government: The Untold Truth with Lucija Tomljenovic PhD, which are sold on Amazon. Websites: Profitable HarmCarers Against Medical Injustice

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Thousands of scientists across multiple countries are warning about "negative global environmental trends"

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Some 25 years after scientists warned of environmental dangers that could destroy the human race, an international team of researchers is again sounding the alarm in the form of a second notice about what they described as worsening trends affecting the earth’s ecosystem.

In an essay published in the BioScience journal, eight scientists and academics acknowledge that while the ozone layer has been stabilized in the interim, and some other forms of progress have occurred since 1992, they are by necessity providing humanity with its second notice to avoid widespread misery, given that other environmental challenges — including climate change — still need to be resolved

By failing to adequately limit population growth, reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth, reduce greenhouse gases, incentivize renewable energy, protect habitat, restore ecosystems, curb pollution, halt defaunation, and constrain invasive alien species, humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperilled biosphere.

The article also contends that a mass extinction event is also possible by the end of the 21st century.

The authors have reached their conclusions based on data compiled from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individual environmental researchers.

The published exposition (and by extension, 15,000-plus scientists from around the world who have signed off on the article) calls upon researchers, individual citizens, and “media influencers” (which for Natural News readers might bring to mind the terminology fake news or very fake news as President Trump famously once said) to demand immediate government action to reverse the disturbing trend lines as a moral imperative.

The authors propose 13 general ways that humanity might move toward sustainability and avoid disaster, Oregon State University News summarized.

Such activities could include establishing more terrestrial and marine reserves, strengthening enforcement of anti-poaching laws and restraints on wildlife trade, expanding family planning and educational programs for women, promoting a dietary shift toward plant-based foods and massively adopting renewable energy and other “green” technologies.

The article, which perhaps could be interpreted as humanity’s second eviction notice to some extent, also calls for limits on human reproduction to replacement levels.

Said OSU forestry Professor William Ripple, the lead author for the second notice to humanity:

Some people might be tempted to dismiss this evidence and think we are just being alarmist. Scientists are in the business of analyzing data and looking at the long-term consequences. Those who signed this second warning aren’t just raising a false alarm. They are acknowledging the obvious signs that we are heading down an unsustainable path. We are hoping that our paper will ignite a wide-spread public debate about the global environment and climate.

The original manifesto known as the “World Scientists Warning to Humanity” published by the Union of Concerned Scientists in 1992 received the endorsement of 1,700 scientists, including Nobel laureates.

Dr. Ripple and others have formed a new group, The Alliance of World Scientists, to function as a collective international voice on global climate and environmental trends and to push for action to protect the planet from an environmental catastrophe.

Although common ground across the spectrum may exist with some of the issues identified in the BioScience article, sharp disagreements remain particularly in the context of the man-made climate change debate. For example, Natural News founding editor Mike Adams explained earlier this year how NASA’s own data confirm that contrary to the dominant narrative, ocean levels have actually been falling for nearly two years, a development over which the usually loquacious mainstream media has remained silent. According to the media and the political class, if you’re not an alarmist (with all the related career and financial incentives that come with it), you’re a so-called denier.  (Related: Read more about the global warming movement at

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Has the human race reached its physical peak? Scientists warn this is as good as it gets for mankind

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The human race has peaked, with mankind reaching its maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance, scientists have claimed.

Despite stories that each generation will live longer and longer, a new report suggests there may be a maximum threshold to our biological limits that we cannot exceed.

In particular, the French research team behind the study found what appears to be a plateau in the maximum biological limits for humans’ height, age and physical abilities.

“These traits no longer increase, despite further continuous nutritional, medical, and scientific progress,” said Professor Jean-François Toussaint from Paris Descartes University.

“This suggests that modern societies have allowed our species to reach its limits. We are the first generation to become aware of this.”

Rather than continually improving, the scientists said we will see a shift in the proportion of the population reaching the previously recorded maximum limits.

For example, fewer sport records will be broken and more people will reach but not exceed the present highest life expectancy.

Moreover, the researchers warned that mankind’s impact on the environment – including climate change – could see these limits decrease.

“This will be one of the biggest challenges of this century as the added pressure from anthropogenic activities will be responsible for damaging effects on human health and the environment,” Professor Toussaint said.

“The current declines in human capacities we can see today are a sign that environmental changes, including climate, are already contributing to the increasing constraints we now have to consider.”

He pointed out that, in some African countries, human height has decreased in the last decade, suggesting some societies are no longer able to provide sufficient nutrition for their children.

The researchers hope their findings, published in Frontiers in Physiology, will encourage policy makers to focus on strategies for increasing quality of life, maximising the number of people that can reach these biological limits.

“Now that we know the limits of the human species, this can act as a clear goal for nations to ensure that human capacities reach their highest possible values for most of the population,” said Toussaint.

“With escalating environmental constraints, this may cost increasingly more energy and investment in order to balance the rising ecosystem pressures.

“However, if successful, we then should observe an incremental rise in mean values of height, lifespan and most human biomarkers.

“The utmost challenge is now to maintain these indices at high levels.”

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Underwater geology: Scientists have discovered that ocean currents create avalanches, rivers and other seafloor infrastructure changes

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We know more about space than the behavior and structure of the ocean deep. Scientists recently discovered that deep ocean currents cause sediment avalanches and changes to rivers and the sea floor. The team of scientists responsible for this discovery is led by Maria Azpiroz-Zabala, Dr. Matthieu Cartigny, professors Peter Talling, Dan Parsons and Mike Clare from the University of Hull. Together with researchers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the first direct measurements of turbidity currents have been made.

Turbidity currents, or deep-water sediment avalanches, are powerful flows that damages and breaks important seafloor infrastructure responsible for supporting global digital communications. Until the study was conducted, it has always been unclear how large these flows are and how often they happen. These turbidity currents occur 2,000 meters below sea level and moves large volumes of sediment and organic carbon over week-long periods. This process contributes to supporting sea-floor ecosystems and the regulation of climate change (through burial of organic carbon).

Published in the Science Advances journal, the findings of the study lead to new models of the processes of these expansive flows. Turbidity currents were previously difficult to monitor due to its depth and its capacity to destroy scientific and observational instruments placed in the its path. Until now, research was limited to a laboratory setting. Technology nowadays allows us to measure the underwater canyons and record the details of the behavior of flows accurately. The research team was awarded a Natural Environment Research Council grant to further their studies over the next four years.

According to Talling, these submarine flows can carry more sediment than all of the world’s rivers combined. The findings show that there is much threat from powerful sea turbidity to seafloor structures, and may cause severe damages to global networks. These underwater cables provide energy and communication, much of which we rely on. Results of the research enable engineers to construct stronger pipelines and cables that can withstand or repel the strength of these natural forces. One of the instruments used to measure these currents is the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP). This device acts like a speed camera and measures water current velocities using ultrasonic pitches.

The Congo Canyon, which connects the Atlantic ocean to one of the largest rivers in the world, was where the researchers conducted the study. The ADCPs used in two sites were suspended 66 to 85 meters above the sea floor. The researchers discovered that the time it takes for currents to go down a canyon took weeks, rather than hours and minutes as previously inferred.

Previous studies showed that these flows have a structure, much like a snake with a head, body and tail. The head, which is the slowest-moving of all the parts, is propelled by the body and the tail. The studies at the Congo Canyon, however, show that the head speeds like a racing car, and leaves a trail of cloud and sand behind. It also self-perpetuates by picking up sand and mud from the seafloor, making it longer and longer as it goes down a canyon. This process buries carbon in deep sea, but researchers have yet to find out how it is buried and locked away.

The ocean is the largest deposit of carbon on the planet, and is important to global climate because ocean organisms remove carbon from the atmosphere via photosynthesis, turning it into calcium carbonate parts like shells and skeletons. If carbon is not buried, there will be an excess of carbon dioxide that humans and other animals cannot breathe.

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Scientists Just Created An AI System That Can Teach Itself New Languages

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Two new papers indicate that it’s possible to develop an AI system that does not need to rely on parallel texts, instead, the system is able to figure things out for itself.

When it comes to translating one language into another, computers are quite advanced and will have no problem with this task. During the typical machine-learning process the AI is supervised, when it attempts to translate one language into another, a human will tell it whether or not that’s correct. However, these two new papers have focused their attention on mapping connections for each language. They highlight that regardless of the dialect, words are frequently used together, such as, ‘table’ and ‘chair’, ‘shoe’ and ‘sock’ are the like. If the AI is able to figure out the connections between each language, it can learn independently of a human.

The Polytechnic University of Valencia, developed a system which uses back translation – this is where the AI sees a sentence written in new language that is roughly translated into the other, then back to the first language again. A similar process known as denoising was developed by Facebook computer scientist Guillaume Lample. This system adds or removes words being added to the sentence for different translations. When the two systems are combined, these methods help machines comprehend how language is constructed.

The two systems have not yet been peer reviewed, but they have shown signs of promise in the early stages. The researchers hope to draw on each other’s work and improve the system, so brace yourself, because it looks like AI is about to get a whole lot smarter.

Read more: Artificial Intelligence – The Biggest Hope Or The Greatest Threat To Humanity?

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Desperate scientists push bizarre narrative, claim ancestral immigration to America caused by climate change (long before fossil fuels)

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America is often called a melting pot because of the wide variety of cultures that can be found here, and it’s one of the things that makes it such a great nation. Many of us with family members in our lineage who hailed from other countries – particularly in Europe – have heard stories about their arduous boat journey across the ocean to the land of opportunity. We’ve heard their reasons for leaving their homeland, and there are typically multiple factors that drove their big decision. One that most of us haven’t heard as a reason for immigration, however, is climate change, yet that is exactly what a group of scientists would like us to believe prompted our ancestors to head overseas long before fossil fuels ever came into the equation.

That’s right: A team of German researchers has published a paper in Climate of the Past that links migration from Germany to North America in the 19th century to climate change. During this period, more than five million Germans headed to the North American continent. They say it wasn’t the wars, revolutions, and difficult life that many of the immigrants faced that sent them in search of greener pastures; it was disagreeable weather.

According to their calculations, climate can explain as much as 30 percent of the migration from Southwest Germany during this time period. They cite low crop yields and increasing cereal prices caused by unfavorable climate conditions. They looked at population data, harvest figures, weather data, migration statistics and cereal price records to reach their conclusions.

They say the first immigration wave during this time came after the Indonesian Tambora volcano erupted in 1815, spewing gases and ash into the atmosphere and leading to falling temperatures and famine.

In 1846, however, it was extremely dry and hot weather and the associated bad harvests and rising food prices that sent Germans packing. Researcher Annette Bosmeier said: “These two years of high migration numbers appear to be quite strongly influenced by climate changes, while for other migration waves other circumstances appeared to be more important.”

Climate refugees?

This finding will undoubtedly help stoke fears about the concept of climate refugees, which is something that many climate change alarmists try to use to promote their agenda. Sea levels will rise and droughts, floods and hurricanes will be regular occurrences, they claim, causing mass migration in the form of “climate refugees” who will converge on unsuspecting populations and lead to unforeseen problems.

Some experts have claimed that hundreds of millions of people will be displaced due to environmental problems that are exacerbated by climate change by the year 2050. The numbers will far exceed those fleeing the conflict in Syria, according to a study carried out by the Environmental Justice Foundation, creating a giant challenge for European nations.

Stephen Cheney, a retired U.S. Military Corps Brigadier General, said: “If Europe thinks they have a problem with migration today … wait 20 years. See what happens when climate change drives people out of Africa – the Sahel [sub-Saharan area] especially – and we’re talking now not just one or two million, but 10 or 20 [million].”

Not surprisingly, that study takes the opportunity to call on governments to do more to reach the Paris climate agreement targets. Environmental Justice Foundation director Steve Trent said that when climate change is added to existing political tensions, it can ignite conflict and violence that will have “disastrous consequences.”

In other words, climate change – even in the absence of fossil fuels – is the real reason people have and will continue to immigrate to other countries. All of this leads one to wonder what kind of insane climate change theories they will come up with next.

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Scientists identify "superaccumulator" plants that mop up heavy metals like crazy

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Imagine there was a plant that could miraculously mop up dangerous heavy metals from contaminated soil. In an amazing display of incredible design, nature has given us just such a plant. In fact, scientists have identified not just one, but 721 different species of hyperaccumulators – plants that can absorb far greater amounts of heavy metal compounds in their leaves and stems than other plants.

A study documenting the amazing variety of hyperaccumulators was recently published in the journal New Phytologist.

Science Daily has reported that hyperaccumulators are so useful in the fight against heavy metal contamination that researchers have published a database that catalogs each of these amazing plants. The Global Hyperaccumulator Database can be found at

Sadly, these precious plants are in danger of disappearing if they are not urgently cataloged and preserved.

“By virtue of their existence on metalliferous soils, hyperaccumulator plants are actively threatened by mining, and timely identification is necessary to take advantage of their unique properties,” said the study’s senior author, Dr. Antony van der Ent, of The University of Queensland.

Hyperaccumulators have the amazing ability to both tolerate and accumulate exceptionally high concentrations of heavy metals. As such, researchers are extremely interested in examining their potential use in:

Phytoremediation – The use of living green plants to remove or degrade contaminants in surface and groundwater, as well as in soil, sludge and sediment;

Phytomining – Using plants to absorb metals, particularly copper, through their roots. The plants can then be burned, and copper compounds extracted from the ash; and

Food crop biofortification – Increasing the nutrient value (including micronutrients, vitamins and minerals) of staple crops during the plant growth process.

A study published in the journal Plant Science in 2011, describes the three key things that differentiate hyperaccumulators from other plants:

Three basic hallmarks distinguish hyperaccumulators from related non-hyperaccumulating taxa: a strongly enhanced rate of heavy metal uptake, a faster root-to-shoot translocation and a greater ability to detoxify and sequester heavy metals in leaves.

You might be wondering what causes heavy metals to accumulate in soil in the first place. The Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences explains:

Soils irrigated by wastewater accumulate heavy metals, such as Cr, Zn, Pb, Cd and Ni, in the surface soil. When the capacity of the soil to retain heavy metals is reduced due to the repeated application of wastewater, heavy metals leach into the ground water or the soil solution, which are available for plant uptake. (Related: Oregon glass plant putting toxic heavy metals into soil, groundwater.)

Unfortunately, as healthy as they are, even vegetables can pose a risk in this regard. Heavy metals are readily taken up by the roots of certain veggies and can accumulate at high levels in the edible parts of the plant, even when planted in soil with relatively low heavy metal levels. (Related: Discover the myriad benefits of fresh fruit and vegetables at

If you are an avid gardener who is serious about protecting their family’s health, therefore, it might be worth investing in some hyperaccumulator plants for your veggie patch.

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Scientists discover that your brain’s perception is "strobed" not constant… you do not perceive actual reality in a continuous flow

Image: Scientists discover that your brain’s perception is “strobed” not constant… you do not perceive actual reality in a continuous flow

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These days, it’s not just the eyes that can play tricks on you. Based on a recent study, even your ears — those two lobes at the side of your head that you use to listen for anything and everything — can do the same tricks as well, thanks to our perception of sound being in strobes rather than a constant flux.

The study “Auditory Sensitivity and Decision Criteria Oscillate at Different Frequencies Separately for the Two Ears” provides new evidence that prove oscillations in auditory perception for the first time. The report is a collaboration between Professor David Alais, Johahn Leung and Tam Ho of the schools of Psychology and Medical Sciences of the University of Sydney, Professor David Burr from the Department of Neuroscience of the University of Florence and Professor Maria Concetta Morrone of the Department of Translational Medicine of the University of Pisa.

The study presents three key findings, as reported in the website Science Daily:

  1. Auditory perception oscillates over time and peak perception alternates between the ears – which is important for locating events in the environment;
  2. Auditory decision-making also oscillates; and
  3. Oscillations are a general feature of perception, not specific to vision.

Researchers used a bilateral pitch-identification task to evaluate any fluctuations in rhythm while the ears were perceiving a sound and used the signal detection theory (SDT) to test for oscillations of both sensitivity and determination of sound. The researchers were then able to observe the cycles that occurred at rates of about six per second (called the theta range) for sensitivity and around eight per second (called the low alpha range) for decision-making capabilities. This differs greatly from brain oscillations, which is recorded to occur at around 100 times per second. Researchers also discovered that oscillation varies between the two ears. One ear will achieve peak oscillation first which will then be followed by the other. This means that our bodies do not use two ears to focus at the same time, but rather it uses one ear to perceive a sound then follows up this process with the other ear. The oscillations happen rapidly that an average human being is unaware that this process is even taking place in his body.

There are many theories that would explain the reason for this phenomena, but for this study, the researchers posited that their observations bolster the concept of attention being defined as the process wherein your brain samples neural activity at an increased rate. This means that when a person pays attention to a sound, it’s not that he has a constant focusing on that sound, but it’s his brain picking up the sound through oscillations at a rapid pace.

With the results of the study, renewed attention is now placed on our perception of touch and how these developments in neural oscillations in aural perception would reveal new depths in the way people understand something when they touch or come into contact with an object. This brings the concept of a strobing brain into the fore: that when we use a situation, or a scene, we do not view it as one whole and equal concept but focus on specific items in order to process it.

One thing remains clear, though: We view the world around us not as a constant picture but in waves of information — one sound at a time.  (Related: Here’s a good tip for taking care of your ears, ladies.)

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Scientists Successfully Boost Human Memory Using A Brain Implant

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

For the first time ever, a device has been created that could prove life-changing for people impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Dong Song is a professor from the University of Southern California and has demonstrated that a brain implant can improve the human memory. Song tested his device on 20 volunteers who were being treated for epilepsy and had brain electrodes implanted. Song conducted tests to stimulate short-term, as well as working term memory and was able to collect data on their brain. He was then able to use the brain implant to stimulate short-term memory by 15 percent and working memory by 25 percent, thus improving brain performance.   

“We are writing the neural code to enhance memory function. This has never been done before.”

This scientific breakthrough could be life-changing for people both at risk, and already affected by neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Song’s device still needs to be tested further before it is approved as a treatment, but if the implant is successful in helping patients regain even a small part of their lost memory function, it could change the patients lives, as well as their families.

Read more: New Research Suggests That Being Forgetful Is Actually A Sign That You Are Intelligent

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