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Researchers in the Department of Biochemistry, working in collaboration with scientists at McGill University have found that sodium is a unique “on/off” switch for a major neurotransmitter receptor in the brain.

This receptor, known as the kainate receptor, is fundamental for normal brain function and is implicated in numerous diseases, such as epilepsy and neuropathic pain. 

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