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Calcium channel blockers may be effective in treating memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s

September 12, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia but the changes in brain cell function underlying…
How babies absorb calcium could be key to treating osteoporosis in seniors

September 11, 2019

New research reveals the mechanism that allows breastfeeding babies to absorb large amounts of calcium and build healthy…
Ancient pathway uncovers calcium’s role in egg development

September 10, 2019

A new study of fruit flies (Drosophila) uncovers an ancient and fundamental mechanism that provides details into a…
New Analysis Finds Vast Majority of Dietary Supplements to have no Effect on Heart Disease and Overall Lifespan

July 18, 2019

A massive new analysis published on 8 July in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which included findings from…
NIH study finds no evidence that calcium increases risk of AMD

March 25, 2019

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular…
More calcium carbonate

March 6, 2019

Even the well-known can sometimes surprise. Calcium carbonate (CaCO3), also known colloquially as lime or chalk, is a…
Calcium Specks May Help Detect Heart Disease in South Asians

January 15, 2019

Specks of calcium in the heart’s artery walls could be an important prognostic marker of early cardiovascular disease…
Quantum mechanics work lets oil industry know promise of recovery experiments before they start

October 2, 2018

With their current approach, energy companies can extract about 35 percent of the oil in each well. Every…
Blazes of light reveal how plants signal danger long distances

September 17, 2018

In one video, you can see a hungry caterpillar, first working around a leaf’s edges, approaching the base…
New genetics findings unravel key components of fracture risk in osteoporosis

September 3, 2018

The largest study ever to investigate the genetics of osteoporosis and fracture risk determined that only two examined…
The brain speaks in calcium; Virginia Tech researcher to build computational translator

July 9, 2018

Behind every powerful neuron is a hardworking astrocyte — or rather, behind, in front of, over, under, and…
A Sprinkle of Platinum Nanoparticles Onto Graphene Makes Brain Probes More Sensitive

June 18, 2018

Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity thanks to new research by a team…
Calcium-based MRI sensor enables more sensitive brain imaging

May 2, 2018

MIT neuroscientists have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that allows them to monitor neural activity…
Calcium may play a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease

February 20, 2018

Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic…
Calcium-transfer may open up to new ways of treating Alzheimer’s disease

February 15, 2018

Hello Maria Ankarcrona, Alzheimer’s Researcher at the Division of Neurogeriatrics. Recently the reputable scientific journal Current Biology published…
Team studies how calcium compounds accumulate in the arteries

February 6, 2018

Team leader Marta Cerruti, using the tools of the Canadian Light Source, has examined the mineralized arteries of…
Calcium: The Sixth Taste?

January 8, 2018

Calcium is something of a double-edged sword. Too much of the essential element is as dangerous as too…
Single-cell ‘computers’ help guide learned behavior

January 5, 2018

The nervous system has the capacity to change based on experience. This plasticity is thought to underpin the…
The end of ‘Pump Fiction’

November 10, 2017

It has now become possible for the first time to look into the body’s absolutely fundamental ‘engine compartment’,…
Water utilities’ plans to make water soft no simple feat

October 17, 2017

Danish drinking water is famous for its high quality, but in several parts of the country—not least in…
Researchers discover how to prevent calcification of heart tissue

November 19, 2016

Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered…
Research gives hope to those with head and facial deformities

October 7, 2016

Calcium, the main constituent of bone, turns out to play a major role in regulating the cells that…
Calcium channel blockers caught in the act at atomic level

August 27, 2016

An atomic level analysis has revealed how two classes of calcium channel blockers, widely prescribed for heart disease…
Happy hormone’s calcium connection may make cows and humans healthier

July 26, 2016

Serotonin is best known for eliciting feelings of happiness in the human brain, but scientists at the University…
A calcium pump caught in the act

May 10, 2016

Researchers at Aarhus University have described one of the cell’s key enzymes, the calcium pump, in its decisive…
Special as a Snowflake

May 9, 2016

Researchers have determined the structure of part of the tiny passageways that allow calcium ions to enter mitochondria…
Study: The Science behind Bodily Secretions

April 8, 2016

The salivary gland secretes saliva that helps us chew and swallow the food we eat. The pancreas secretes…
Calcium controls sleep duration in mice

March 25, 2016

University of Tokyo and RIKEN researchers have identified seven genes responsible for causing mice to stay awake or…
Brain calcium controls how long we sleep

March 18, 2016

We know calcium is good for our bones, but it might also be the key to a good…
Study: Antibiotics hide within soil mineral layers

February 22, 2016

A Cornell study revealed the molecular mechanism of how antibiotics from human and farm animal waste become trapped…
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