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Zebrafish On A Swing

A failure of glial cells in the brain underlies the triggering of an epileptic seizure, a recent study from Norway suggests. The research group studied epileptic seizures in zebrafish (Danio rerio). One advantage of these fish over the usual rodent model is they are transparent, so activity in their nervous system is easier to observe. […]

Molecular Mechanism For The Anti-Convulsant Properties Of Cilantro Explained

Neuronal voltage-gated potassium channel subfamily Q (KCNQ) dysfunction can lead to serious epileptic encephalopathies which are resistant to modern pharmaceutical anticonvulsants. A new study explains the molecular action of cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) as a highly potent KCNQ channel activator. This new understanding may lead to improvements in therapeutics and the development of more effective drugs. […]

The Effects Of Brain Stimulation On Mood State In Epilepsy

Stimulation of a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reliably produced acute improvement in mood in epilepsy patients who suffered from depression, a new study has found. The effects were not seen in patients without mood symptoms, suggesting that the brain stimulation works to normalize activity in mood-related neural circuitry, the researchers say. […]