The University of California, Irvine and French scientists have discovered the switch that causes healthy brain cells to become epileptic. This breakthrough may help treat and prevent the most common form of epilepsy, temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE).
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Using computational models, UC Riverside neuroscience researchers Maxim Bazhenov and Giri Krishnan discovered precisely how neurons function during epileptic seizures. With this information, they were able to determine what chemicals could impede the neuron’s misfiring, which could lead to breakthrough discoveries in new antiepileptic drugs.