What does corneal dystrophy reveal about atherosclerosis and Parkinson´s disease?

Causes for Schnyder corneal dystrophy include mutations in the gene UBIAD1, which regulates metabolism of cholesterol and accelerates synthesis of vitamin K. How this knowledge can contribute to a better understanding of bladder cancer, Parkinson´s disease and atherosclerosis will be presented by Professor Jayne S. Weiss in the Oskar Fehr Lecture on Friday.