The REAL science on vaccines, dental fillings, and brain damage: Stunning video shows how mercury content damages neurons under a microscope

Medical science has long known that mercury is a health hazard no matter how it gets into the body. Whether by foods we eat, water we drink, through vaccines or even our dental fillings, mercury is damaging to our health and toxic to our bodies.

According to this scientific video explaining mercury’s toxic effects, one of the major contributors to mercury toxicity in via dental fillings.

The video, produced by the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, “clearly shows how mercury in fillings can destroy brain neurons as seen with people who have Alzheimer’s Disease,” according to a description of it posted online at YouTube.

Researchers demonstrated in 1997 how mercury vapor inhalation by animals produced negative effects in the brain – in particular a lesion that is seen in at least 80 percent of brains in patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. And more recently, researchers at the University of Calgary were able to demonstrate how mercury can alter the cell structure of developing neurons in the brain.

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Under the Microscope, Some Things Look Too Crazy to Be Real

Under the Microscope, Some Things Look Too Crazy to Be Real

Jumping spider

Physicists wonder if there are other universes, but biologists have already found them. Just look through a microscope and there you are, in a different world of life.

Igor Siwanowicz, a neurobiologist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, visits often. Acclaimed for his macroscopic photography of insects (like the jumping spider above) and other small animals, he uses microscopes to explore ever-smaller realms.

“I first laid hands on my microscope only three years ago, when I changed fields,” said Siwanowicz. “I used to work as a biochemist, but I decided that neurobiology was more in tune with my naturalist approach. Plus they have these cool toys: confocal laser-scanning microscopes.”

On the following pages, Siwanowicz takes Wired on a tour of some of his best work.