Cerebellar Degeneration Press ReleasesStudy Implicates Potassium Channel Mutations in Neurodegeneration and Mental Retardation
Sunday, Feb 26, 2006
For the first time, researchers have linked mutations in a gene that regulates how potassium enters cells to a neurodegenerative
disease and to another disorder that causes mental retardation and coordination problems. The findings may lead to new ways
of treating a broad range of disorders, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The study was funded in part by the
National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).