Scientists push to explore potential link between Motor Neurone Disease and blue-green algae – ABC News

PHOTO: Lake Wyangan, near Griffith in New South Wales. (ABC News: Ben Deacon)

New South Wales man Tim Trembath realised something was wrong when he felt a strange weakness in one of his biceps during a chin-up competition with his son.

Mr Trembath is now in a motorised wheelchair after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a condition that has doubled in prevalence in Australia over the past 30 years — an increase neuroscientists say cannot be explained by an ageing population or advances in diagnoses alone.

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