Neuroscience

Single mutation causes seizure disorder

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is a severe early-onset seizure disorder that includes cognitive and behavioral abnormalities. Its pathophysiology is largely unknown. 

Neuroscience

Seizures begin with a muffle

Some patients describe epileptic seizures like an earthquake from within, starting slow and growing without their control. To a brain researcher, seizures are an electrical firestorm of neuronal activation in the brain. Now, ...

Neuroscience

Fly method is epilepsy's ray of light

Professor Richard Baines and Dr Carlo Giachello used a genetically-altered fruit fly to show that when nervous system activity is suppressed by shining yellow light through its embryo, it will not go on to develop symptoms ...

Neuroscience

Researchers cure epilepsy in mice using brain cells

UCSF scientists controlled seizures in epileptic mice with a one-time transplantation of medial ganglionic eminence (MGE) cells, which inhibit signaling in overactive nerve circuits, into the hippocampus, a brain region associated ...