Samples of brain tissue from those with Alzheimer's revealed marked changes in potassium isotopes that correlated with amyloid-beta accumulation.
Increased potassium currents were responsible for hyperactivity of CA3 neurons. When exposed to potassium channel blockers, the hyperactivity disappeared. However, when exposed to lithium, the drug not only reversed hyperactivity but reduced potassium currents at the same time. The findings strengthen the case that potassium currents play a role in bipolar disorder.
Study finds no association between mineral levels or dietary mineral intake and an increased risk of multiple sclerosis.
New findings about how water enters neurons could help pave the way for the development of new therapies to treat edema.
A new study reports a potential new treatment for seizures which often occur in children with genetic metabolic disorders and people with liver failure.
Researchers have been able to establish the structure of the sodium-potassium pump.