A low dose of the sedative clonazepam alleviated autistic-like behavior in mice with a mutation that causes Dravet syndrome in humans.
Researchers have identified 16 DNA regions associated with epilepsy. Eleven of the regions are newly identified.
Researchers have identified a network of 320 genes they believe to be associated with epilepsy.
Mice expressing a specific variant of the Scn1a gene associated with Dravet syndrome exhibited spontaneous seizures, disordered breathing and died prematurely.
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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.
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Reducing levels of the Alzheimer's related Tau protein prevents autism-like behaviors in mouse models. Tau reduction also prevented seizures in the animals.
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Researchers have identified a circuit within the brain that may be responsible for respiratory dysfunction and sudden death associated with Dravet syndrome.
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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.
By turning skin cells of patients with Dravet syndrome into neurons, researchers create a miniature testing ground for epilepsy
Researchers have identified three genes linked to hemiplegic migraine.