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Apr 25, 2022

Whole-Brain Preclinical Study Illuminates How Epileptic Seizures Originate

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Summary: Seizures originate from an excess of excitatory over inhibitory neural activity in confined regions of the brain, and spread only when they overcome strong inhibitory activity in surrounding regions.

Source: Weill Cornell University.

New evidence from a zebrafish model of epilepsy may help resolve a debate into how seizures originate, according to Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators. The findings may also be useful in the discovery and development of future epilepsy drugs.

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