Principal Investigators

    Dr Scott Ayton


    University of Melbourne

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Investigating the cause and consequences of iron deposition in Parkinson's disease

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 312,071

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    It is known that iron elevation occurs in the brain in Parkinson’s disease. This might cause cell death by ‘rusting’. It is not known (1) how iron accumulates in the disease, (2) whether iron accumulation contributes to the worsening of the disease and (3) if lowering iron with a drug would improve symptoms. We plan to address these questions using a clinical cohort of patients, and laboratory animal models.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
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