Edited by Dr Michael Aschner
Metals have many essential functions in the brain and a large body of evidence supports important roles for altered metal stasis in many brain disorders. Despite this evidence, acceptance of metals as key mediators of brain dysfunction is largely lacking in mainstream biomedicine. The publication of this series on neurometals is a timely recognition of the need to provide focused and highly visible platforms to disseminate the concept of metals in brain function and disease. This is an exciting opportunity to bring neurometals to the forefront of brain research and support our advocacy for metals as key players in all aspects of brain processes, from molecular activity to cognitive function. We hope that this thematic series will provide a node for other researchers across diverse fields to access brain metal research and integrate this into their own programs.