Friday, June 3, 2011

TED | Bruce Aylward: How we'll stop polio for/too Good

I am reminded of PPS, Post-Polio Syndrome, and the amazing capabilities of molybdenum to thwart this chronic illness. The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State notes on micro-nutrients states:

"Molybdenum [element 42] is an essential trace element for virtually all life forms. It functions as a cofactor for a number of enzymes that catalyze important chemical transformations in the global carbon, nitrogen and sulfur cycles (1). Thus, molybdenum-dependent enzymes are not only required for human health, but also for the health of our ecosystem."

(1) Structure Fold Des. 2000;8(7):709-718. (PubMed)

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Bruce Aylward: How we'll stop polio for good

Polio is almost completely eradicated. But as Bruce Aylward says: Almost isn't good enough with a disease this terrifying. Aylward lays out the plan to continue the scientific miracle that ended polio in most of the world -- and to snuff it out everywhere, forever.

About Bruce Aylward

Bruce Aylward is a Canadian physician and epidemiologist who heads the polio eradication programme at WHO, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Full bio and more links


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