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New discovery about the brain's water system may prove beneficial in stroke

20:00 EDT 13 Jun 2018 | AAAS

(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Water is transported from the blood into the brain via an ion transporter, a new study on mice conducted at the University of Copenhagen reveals. If the mechanism can be targeted with medicine, it may prove relevant to all disorders involving increased intracranial pressure, including brain oedema in connection with stroke as well as hydrocephalus, also called 'water in the head'.

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