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Study yields important clues to genetics of epilepsy

An international team of researchers has discovered a significant genetic component of Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy (IGE), the most common form of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden, uncontrolled electrical discharges in the brain expressed as a seizure. The new research, published in this week’s issue of EMBO Reports, implicates a mutation in the gene for a protein, known as cotransporter KCC2.
Mon, 2014-06-16 14:57

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How metabolism and brain activity are linked

Study sheds light on why diet may help control seizures in epilepsy patients
Thu, 2014-01-16 10:58

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