Iron and Alzheimer’s - Studying Metals in the Brain
This Catalyst article looks into Alzheimer’s disease which affects around 465 000 people in the UK, with the number of sufferers is growing as the population ages. It is a form of dementia that causes cell death in the brain and leads to memory loss and mood swings. The article investigates whether the presence of iron in brain cells could help to explain why some people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.
This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2011, Volume 22, Issue 1.
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