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    Wilson's disease and research being conducted

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    I am inquiring about information on research being conducted on Wilson's Disease. I can not find any information on what research is or has been conducted.

    What is Wilson's disease and what research is being conducted related to this disease?

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    Wilson disease is a genetic disorder that causes copper to build up in the body's organs. It is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of copper transport, resulting in copper accumulation and toxicity to the liver and brain.

    Wilson's disease causes the body to retain copper. The liver of a person who has Wilson's disease does not release copper into bile as it should. Bile is a liquid produced by the liver that helps with digestion. As the intestines absorb copper from food, the copper builds up in the liver and injures liver tissue. Eventually, the damage causes the liver to release the copper directly into the bloodstream, which carries the copper throughout the body. The copper buildup leads to damage in the kidneys, brain, and eyes. If not ...

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    Wilson disease is a genetic disorder that causes copper to build up build up in the body's organs. It is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of copper transport, resulting in copper accumulation and toxicity to the liver and brain. Wilson's disease causes the body to retain copper. The liver of a person who has Wilson's disease does not release copper into

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