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High Iron And Copper Levels Block Brain-Cell DNA Repair And May Contribute To Neurological Dysfunction

No one knows the cause of most cases of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders. But researchers have found that certain factors are consistently associated with these debilitating conditions. One is DNA damage by reactive oxygen species, highly destructive molecules usually formed as a byproduct of cellular respiration. Another is the presence of […]

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Researcher Margot Mayer-Proschel, Ph.D.

Iron Deficiency Early In Pregnancy May Have Profound Effect On Child Brain Development

A mother’s iron deficiency early in pregnancy may have a profound and long-lasting effect on the brain development of the child, even if the lack of iron is not enough to cause severe anemia, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study published in the scientific journal PLoS One. Check the end of this […]

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