A shortage of zinc may contribute to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
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.
University of Melbourne researchers are conducting trials to see if intravenous administration of zinc chloride will help combat some of the effects of COVID-19. Previous studies have shown zinc is effective at slowing the rate of other respiratory infections, such as SARS.
New research explains how parts of the brain keep a delicate balance of zinc during embryonic neurodevelopment.
A new study reveals long term exposure of particulate matter in air pollution triggered the appearance of cancer related genes and inflammation in the brains of rats. The study provides additional insight into the health effects of air pollution.
According to a new study, researchers have discovered a mechanism that appears to be key in the development of Alzheimer's disease.