Nixon Quoted in WSJ

New York – A January 31 article in the Wall Street Journal called “A New Target in Fighting Brain Disease: Metals,” discusses the vital roles metals may play brain conditions. The article mentions research into how iron, copper, zinc, and other metals work in the brain may help unlock some of the secrets of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Iron and copper appear to accumulate beyond normal levels in the brains of people with these diseases. According to Dr. Ralph Nixon, Director of the CDR, who is quoted in the article, “The field is coming around to the idea of the cause of Alzheimer’s being multifactorial and disturbed metal regulation could be one of those factors.”