Tracing iron from neurodevelopment to neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease [ 2017 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Dominic Hare (Principal investigator)

Brief description Excessive brain iron can cause neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD). This project will examine a link between early-life iron exposure and brain iron accumulation, focusing on the biochemical pathways through which iron causes death of brain cells in PD. Using the latest analytical technology, this CDF will study how iron can contribute to cell death, examine how this knowledge can improve clinical tools used to measure PD risk, and develop new therapies to address this risk.

Funding Amount $AUD 435,524.18

Funding Scheme Career Development Fellowships

Notes Industry CDF

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