Medical research

Discovery helps explain how children develop rare, fatal disease

One of 100,000 children is born with Menkes disease, a genetic disorder that affects the body's ability to properly absorb copper from food and leads to neurodegeneration, seizures, impaired movement, stunted growth and, ...

Medical research

New screen offers hope for copper deficiency sufferers

Copper deficiency diseases can be devastating. Symptoms can range from crippling neurological degeneration in Menkes disease - a classic copper deficiency disease - to brittle bones, anaemia and defective skin pigmentation ...