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Sodium Channel Connects Epilepsy, Diabetes

A tiny pore or channel that governs the flow of sodium ions in and out of a brain cell where it can trigger nervous impulses and seizures also plays a pivotal role in the release of insulin and glucagon (hormones involved in maintaining levels of glucose in the blood) by …

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Updated Formula Measures Kidney Function More Accurately

Children with chronic kidney disorder are often subjected to radioactivity and a large number of blood draws when clinicians measure how well their kidneys function. This process is also time-consuming and costly. A new formula has been developed that accurately estimates the level at which children’s kidneys are working using …

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