Glimpse into the regulation of water exchange in the brain

20 marzo 2015

The mechanism that regulates the flow of water in brain cells has been discovered by researchers. The human brain is 80 percent water, which makes the constant regulation of the amount of fluid in the brain very important. Disruptions in the regulation of the direction or speed of the water flow are associated with medical conditions, including hydrocephalus («water in the brain»), for example.