Using a transversely heated graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry to measure, for the first time, the aluminium content of brain tissue from donors with a diagnosis of autism. We have also used an aluminium-selective fluor to identify aluminium in brain tissue using fluorescence microscopy.
We recorded some of the highest values for brain aluminium content ever measured
in healthy or diseased tissues in these male ASDdonors including values of 17.10, 18.57 and 22.11 g/g dry wt. (Table 1)