While investigating environmental toxins as triggers for neurodegenerative diseases, we have highlighted a bacterial contaminant of food, water, and even atmospheric dust as increasing the risk of brain illnesses among vulnerable individuals. We are currently studying the possible role of the dietary amino acid L-serine as a treatment for ALS, Alzheimer's, and possibly Parkinson's disease.
Conceived on July 4, 2004, the Institute for Ethnomedicine opened new laboratories in June 2006. Patterned after the Miller Research Institute at UC Berkeley and the Institute is an innovative research organization designed to rapidly discover new cures for serious illnesses.
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