Researchers found tiny deposits of elemental copper and iron in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. The findings may shed new light on how these elemental metals contribute to Alzheimer's development and progression.
Researchers have developed a molecule that regulates the circulation of copper in the brain. The molecule extracts copper trapped in amyloid plaques in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Administered orally, the molecule inhibits memory loss associated with Alzheimer's.
Researchers have identified a new, early biomarker for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on the teeth of children. Patients who were diagnosed with ALS in adulthood showed signs of dysregulation uptake of a mixture of essential elements, including zinc, copper, lead, and tin, on their teeth. The study is the first to show clear signatures at birth and within the first decade of life for ALS.
Study finds no association between mineral levels or dietary mineral intake and an increased risk of multiple sclerosis.
A new study reveals how brain cells quickly adjust copper allocation form a predominant use in energy production and defense against free radicals to a use in activating enzymes that make neurons neurons.