Huperzine A, a compound that comes from a club moss, has been shown to increase resistance to induced seizures in mouse models of genetic epilepsy, a new study reports.
By turning skin cells of patients with Dravet syndrome into neurons, researchers create a miniature testing ground for epilepsy
Scientists have observed the neurological mechanism behind temperature-dependent febrile seizures by genetically engineering fruit flies to harbor a mutation analogous to one that causes epileptic seizures in people. Their new study also highlights the first use of genetic engineering to swap a human genetic disease mutation into a directly analogous gene in a fly.
A low dose of the sedative clonazepam alleviated autistic-like behavior in mice with a mutation that causes Dravet syndrome in humans.