Film Screening, “Toxic Puzzle: Hunt for the Hidden Killer” and Q&A with Paul Alan Cox, Ph.D
Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Film screening of Toxic Puzzle: Hunt for the Hidden Killer (run time 82 min.) followed by Q&A with lead scientist Paul Alan Cox, Ph.D. Film by award winning director Bo Landin. Narrated by Harrison Ford.
5:00pm | Auditorium | No Charge | Pre-Registration Required
Scientists are focusing on the mysteries behind three deadly neurological diseases: ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. These illnesses are on the increase and scientists believe that environmental toxins can trigger these diseases in a gene/environment interaction.
TOXIC PUZZLE is a medical and environmental detective story where documentary filmmaker Bo Landin follows ethnobotanist Dr. Paul Alan Cox and his scientific team around the world in a hunt for the hidden killer. The pieces come together in a toxic puzzle where an extraordinary discovery is made of a link between cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) in our waters and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s illnesses. Is it possible that this link may also provide clues to a cure?
Are cyanobacteria, Earth’s most widespread group of living organisms, fed by human pollution and climate change, staging nature’s revenge by claiming human lives?
Dr. Paul Alan Cox was named one of TIME magazine’s 11 “Heroes of Medicine.” As one of the world’s leading ethnobotanists, he has lived in remote villages around the world searching for new medicines. He was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, sometimes known as the Nobel Prize of the Environment. Dr. Cox is currently the Director of the Brain Chemistry Labs in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a nonprofit consortium comprised of more 50 top researchers from around the world. His research there is focused on finding new treatments for ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. https://www.toxicpuzzle.com