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CBD May Allay Seizures In People With Neurodevelopmental Conditions

Cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis extract, may alleviate seizures and normalize brain rhythms in Angelman syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental condition, researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown. CBD is commonly used to improve anxiety, sleep problems, pain, and many other neurological conditions. “There is an unmet need for better […]

Glioma Brain Tumors Form Synapses With Healthy Neurons

The process of breast cancer’s spread into the brain involves the “N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor” (NMDAR), which is found on the cell membranes of neurons and is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses, scientists at EPFL’s Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) have discovered[1]. One of the biggest problems with any type of cancer is […]

Why A Toxin Produced By Saltwater Algae May Lead To ALS

A computer generated-simulation has allowed scientists to see how a toxin produced by algal blooms in saltwater might cause Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Penn State College of Medicine researchers investigated an environmental toxin called β-Methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) that has been linked[1] to significantly increased occurrence of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in populations with frequent dietary consumption […]

New Flavonoid Compound May Promote Healing Of Myelin

Damage to myelin caused by inflammatory oligodendrocyte cell destruction combined with axon degeneration are two of the signs of multiple sclerosis (MS). Most of the available medications for MS are approved for relapsing–remitting (RR) MS, for which they reduce relapse rate, MRI measures of inflammation, and the accumulation of disability. But these medications are of […]