Taking Out the Trash to Treat a Rare Disease


Our cells rely on tiny recycling plants called lysosomes to get rid of waste products and cellular debris. Marya Sabir, a graduate student in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, is studying what happens in the brains of mice when their lysosomes don’t work correctly. The knowledge she gains could help lead to new treatments for a rare disease as well as other illnesses caused by problems with lysosomes.

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This page was last updated on Monday, August 7, 2023