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UC Irvine and French Scientists Discover Trigger of Adult Epilepsy

Posted by BCI Staff on Thu, Jul 21, 2011


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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Tags: University of California Irvine, cell biology, California, Research, Irvine, Southwest Region

UC Riverside's Epilepsy Research May Aid in Cure

Posted by BCI Staff on Thu, Jul 14, 2011

            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. 

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Tags: biomedical research, cell biology, California, UC Riverside

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