Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using PET scanning to evaluate therapies of Menkes disease

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies have used PET imaging to visualize the distribution in the body of copper, which is deregulated in Menkes disease, a genetic disorder, using a mouse model. This ...

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 ...