Latest News

Neural transplant reduces absence epilepsy seizures in mice

The areas of the cerebral cortex that are affected in mice with absence epilepsy have been pinpointed by research that also shows that transplanting embryonic neural cells into these areas can alleviate symptoms of the disease by reducing seizure activity. Absence epilepsy primarily affects children. These seizures differ from "clonic-tonic" seizures in that they don't cause muscle spasms; rather, patients "zone out" or stare into space for a period of time, with no memory of the episode afterward.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Timing of sleep just as important as quantity

  • Helping toddlers understand emotion key to development

  • Magnetic stimulation effective in helping Parkinson's patients walk

  • Reading emotions in a second language

  • Possible new weapon against PTSD

  • Parents' views on justice affect babies' moral development

  • Full-time professional to full-time mother: A choice laden with cost

  • Organized self-management support eases chronic depression

  • Short sleepers are four times more likely to catch a cold

  • Men who buy sex have much in common with sexually coercive men

  •