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Silk Implants as Epilepsy Treatment

Researchers have discovered silk implants as epilepsy treatment may be possible, as silk releases a chemical that may slows epilepsy’s development. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation reveals that when implanted in the brain of lab animals, silk released adenosine, a chemical that decreases neuronal excitability and [...]

By |2016-11-17T11:06:01-07:00September 10th, 2013|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Silk Implants as Epilepsy Treatment

Epilepsy Genes

A recent study discovered a link between two genes and childhood epilepsy. These epilepsy genes could help researchers understand the disease better. Epilepsy, which is a disorder that affects the central nervous system, causes regular or irregular seizures that involve loss of consciousness and abnormal behavior. Symptoms can vary widely. [...]

By |2016-11-17T11:06:55-07:00August 15th, 2013|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Epilepsy Genes