It’s long been known that excess iron is found in the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), an incurable neurodegenerative condition that affects motor function. However, the mechanism by … Continue Reading Researchers identify the neurogenetic basis of excess iron in Parkinson’s disease.
Thyroid disease affects about 12 percent of the U.S. population. While many people with thyroid disease don’t even know they have it, an overactive or underactive thyroid can cause a … Continue Reading Researchers identify mechanism which ‘turns thyroid on’.
It is known that a 24-hour circadian rhythm controls nearly all brain and body processes, such as the sleep/wake cycle, metabolism, alertness and cognition. These daily activity patterns are regulated … Continue Reading Researchers map the circadian neurogenetics involved in brain aging.
Current estimates place obesity incidence at more than 600 million individuals worldwide. As a prime risk factor for heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and neurodegeneration, obesity poses a … Continue Reading Researchers identify an epigenetic switch for obesity.