1.09.2006

Stars Create Alzheimer's-Fighting Matter?
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If you recall your Astronomy 101, remember that 'heavier' gases and elements - with an atomic weight over 3 or so must be created in stars, that, is anything denser than helium, is created as a result of fusion. As the star gets increasingly dense as it moves from a red giant to a shrinking globe, heavier elements are created - even gold. At last, the density is so great that the star collapses on itself and then explodes as a supernova. The heavy elements are then distributed in nearby clouds of gas and dust, and then the whole cycle begins again.

Now scientists are investigating the role of gold in fighting Alzheimer's. Read more



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