Published: December 22, 2017
Total Running Time: 00:25:00
Join Suzanne Angeli of the Buck Institute on Aging to learn how environmental exposure to manganese is a potential risk factor for developing parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Exposure to high levels of the element also causes a syndrome known as manganism, which has symptoms similar to PD. By modeling manganism in a microscopic worm known as C. elegans, Angeli aims to identify new therapeutic interventions to ameliorate the symptoms of PD and other neurodegenerative diseases.
In the spirit of amplifying the Black Lives Matter movement and to avoid any appearance of having appropriated that title, our series of talks formerly called Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table will now be called, simply, Tales from the Periodic Table. Please excuse the former title on videos made in the past.