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Imbalance Between Neuronal Excitation and Inhibition May Account for Seizure Susceptibility in Angelman Syndrome

June 7, 2012

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underlying cause of the seizures that affect 90 percent of people with Angelman syndrome

A new study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine indicates that an imbalance between neuronal excitation and inhibition is a common abnormality that may apply to many neurodevelopmental disorders. Chapel Hill, North Carolina – New research by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine may have pinpointed an underlying […]

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Researchers Identify BAD as Key Seizure-Suppressing Protein

May 24, 2012

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protein that plays a key role in suppressing epileptic seizures

New research from the Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute examines why a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates can reduce epileptic seizures. In mice, researchers used modified BAD protein to reduce glucose metabolism and increase ketone body metabolism in the brain, decreasing seizures and making BAD a promising target for […]

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Scientists Find Cure for Neurocysticercosis, a Major Cause of Seizures

February 10, 2012

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Neurocysticercosis is caused when people ingest pork that has gone bad and is the root cause of several types of seizures. In a new study that was published in the journal PLoS Pathogens, scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that Substance P is the culprit of neurocysticerosis. Neurocysticercosis is the main reason […]

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