Neuroscience

Repairing a leaky blood-brain barrier in epilepsy

Blocking the activity of an enzyme that has a key role in the generation of recurring seizures may provide a new way to treat epilepsy that is resistant to anti-seizure drugs, according to a study of rats and mice published ...

Neuroscience

Scientists capture first image of major brain receptor in action

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have captured the first three-dimensional snapshots of the AMPA-subtype glutamate receptor in action. The receptor, which regulates most electrical signaling in the brain, ...

Neuroscience

When silencing phantom noises is a matter of science

With a clever approach, researchers point to the first gene that could be protective of tinnitus—that disturbing ringing in the ear many of us hear, when no sound is present.

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