Childhood injuries could decrease with balance training in schools

Balance is part of a child’s successful progression in fundamental development. Higher levels of balance can help reduce injuries in children, as well as increase their ability to participate in a variety of sports and activities. Claire Mowling, Ed.D., an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, discussed the impact of balance training on development in […]

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Perception disorders may throw those affected off balance

Many patients with functional dizziness look back on a long odyssey to numerous doctors, because no organic causes could be found. Now for the first time, an experiment at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has identified possible causes of the disorder: problems with the processing of sensory-motor signals in the brain that resemble those associated with dizziness due to […]

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Potassium balance and glaucoma

Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) make up the optic nerve. When RGCs degenerate due to elevated intraocular pressure caused by glaucoma, vision is lost. Cells surrounding RGCs called Müller glia maintain a healthy ionic environment through a process called potassium siphoning, where Müller glia remove excess potassium ions through potassium channels. These glial potassium channels, such as Kir and K2P, are […]

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