Rare Disease Clues Found In Cell's Recycling System

Wochit Headline News - July 17, 2017

On Monday, United Press International reports that researchers with the National Institutes of Health have uncovered a compound in a cell's recycling system that could lead to a treatment for a rare genetic disease.

NPC1, is a rare, fatal genetic disease that occurs when a faulty gene prevents the removal of cholesterol and other lipids from cells.

This causes impaired movement, slurred speech, seizures and dementia..

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