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How Is Epilepsy Treated?

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder in which brain cells produce abnormal electrical signals in the brain, causing repeated seizures (via Cleveland Clinic). It’s one of the most common neurological disorders worldwide,…


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Gene tied to childhood epilepsy

In the mammalian brain, the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter is called GABA. The gene SLC6A1 encodes the GABA transporter GAT1, and in Neurobiology of Disease, Felicia Mermer, Sarah Poliquin, Jing-Qiong Kang, MD, PhD, and colleagues report experiments…