Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Physicists link specific iron forms to Alzheimer's

There have been indications for decades that there is a link between increased iron levels in the brain and Alzheimer's disease. Leiden physicists now report a distinction between different forms of iron, identifying specific ...

Medical research

New insights into the regulation of cellular iron

Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a novel pathway that regulates cellular iron, which could lead to new therapies for patients with either an overload or deficiency of iron.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

People with Parkinson's show altered iron levels in their brains

Iron occurs naturally in the human body. However, in people with Parkinson's disease it distributes in an unusual way over the brain. This is the result of a study by the DZNE that has been published in the journal Brain. ...

Medical research

Iron supplements in the fight against lead

Targeted iron supplements in biscuits can achieve a striking reduction in the level of lead in children's blood in regions with high exposure to this toxic heavy metal. This has been demonstrated for the first time by an ...

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