iron transport

Too much or too little iron bad for brain

January 15th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Iron plays a vital role in the development of the brain -- too little can result in cognitive problems, too much promotes degenerative diseases such as ... Read more...

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New biomarker for fatal brain disease identified

March 10th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have identified the first disease-specific biomarker for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), a universally fatal, degenerative brain disease for which there is no cure.sCJD is one of the ... Read more...

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Iron-moving malfunction linked to Alzheimer’’s, Parkinson’’s and ageing

September 23rd, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 23 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers say that irregularities in the movement of iron in cells may underlie a disease known as Type IV mucolipidosis (ML4), the symptoms of ... Read more...

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Indian researchers identify new drug targets for TB

May 7th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Indian researchers from University of Hyderabad have identified an iron transport mechanism of TB causing bacteria, which can be a potential target for developing drugs for treating ... Read more...

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