Australian Research Shows Brain Cells Need Stimulation To Stay Alive
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Drugs that can keep brain cells alive may prove to be a solution to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, according to Australian researchers. Scientists at the Queensland Brain Institute said in a published article their research found a cell begins to self-destruct if it ceases to receive stimulation through electrical signals that allow brain cells to communicate. The team attributed cell death to the flow of potassium out of cells and suggested methods for blocking that outflow could lead to better treatment for degenerative brain diseases. Current drugs treat only the symptoms of the diseases. (Click here for more
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