Calcium channel subunits play a major role in autistic disorders

The ability of the human brain to process and store information is determined to a large extent by the connectivity between nerve cells. Chemical synapses are very important in this context as they constitute the interface for the transmission of information between individual nerve cells. Abnormalities in the formation of synapses cause many neurological disorders such as autism. Neurobiologists at […]

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Rotavirus cell invasion triggers a cacophony of calcium signals

To successfully set off disease, rotavirus, a virus that causes severe diarrhea and vomiting in children around the world, must invade cells of the gastrointestinal track and trigger a surge of calcium inside the cells. How this surge occurs has not been clarified, but a report in the journal Scientific Reports released today shows in cinematic detail the dynamic changes […]

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Bones, teeth, blood, the Super-Mineral calcium for your health

Calcium is the second most sold vital substance preparations in Germany, according to Magnesium. Without the Mineral, the human body does not work. Experts advise, however, of taking the supplements. They are not only unnecessary, but could also have dire consequences. Hardly a substance in the human body is as important as calcium. It is not only a fundamental component […]

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