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17 August 2009

New drug target reduces seizures in mice (The Dana Foundation Website - 12 August 2009)

Dana A neuroscientist at Carnegie Mellon University has stumbled on a neuronal membrane channel that may shows promise as a therapeutic target to control epileptic seizures.

Excerpt:

Despite a variety of available drug treatments, many people who have epilepsy still are unable to control their seizures with medication. New research suggests a molecular mechanism that seems to “reset” neurons may and offer another avenue for treatment...

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