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Researchers identify the neurogenetic basis of excess iron in Parkinson’s disease.


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 which iron wreaks damage on neurons to cause PD is unclear. Now, a study from researchers at the Buck Institute shows that the damage stems from an impairment in the

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