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Epilepsy is a group of disorders marked by problems in the normal functioning of the brain. These problems can produce seizures, unusual body movements, a loss of consciousness or changes in consciousness, as well as mental problems or problems with the senses.
Study shows how the brain navigates places and tracks someone else in the same location

Study shows how the brain navigates places and tracks someone else in the same location

Microglia surveillance helps prevent seizure activity in the brain

Microglia surveillance helps prevent seizure activity in the brain

Astrocytes regulate inhibitory synapses by binding to neurons

Astrocytes regulate inhibitory synapses by binding to neurons

Researchers discover a new mechanism to regulate nerve impulses

Researchers discover a new mechanism to regulate nerve impulses

Researchers identify specific neurons that may contribute to epileptic seizures

Researchers identify specific neurons that may contribute to epileptic seizures

High folic acid levels during pregnancy affect brain development of mouse embryos

High folic acid levels during pregnancy affect brain development of mouse embryos

Researchers gain insight into potentiating effect of selective drugs

Researchers gain insight into potentiating effect of selective drugs

Star-shaped brain cells are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Star-shaped brain cells are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Researchers identify brain protein that leads to seizures, abnormal social behaviors

Researchers identify brain protein that leads to seizures, abnormal social behaviors

Novel computational approach helps find genetic causes of severe childhood brain disorders

Novel computational approach helps find genetic causes of severe childhood brain disorders

Researchers develop new drugs to eradicate parasitic worms

Researchers develop new drugs to eradicate parasitic worms

Mathematical model shows how stability inherently arises in the brain

Mathematical model shows how stability inherently arises in the brain

Virginia Tech scientists reveal molecular cause underlying rare genetic disorder

Virginia Tech scientists reveal molecular cause underlying rare genetic disorder

Compound in pickled capers can activate proteins required for bodily processes

Compound in pickled capers can activate proteins required for bodily processes

Researchers discover promising drug candidate for treatment of brain disorders

Researchers discover promising drug candidate for treatment of brain disorders

Researchers identify a new role for covalent linker involved in biological ion channel

Researchers identify a new role for covalent linker involved in biological ion channel

Discovery of new step in brain cell mechanism could lead to new treatments for epilepsy

Discovery of new step in brain cell mechanism could lead to new treatments for epilepsy

Researchers track how key brain receptor works

Researchers track how key brain receptor works

Region-specific atlas reveals genome linked to human embryonic brain development

Region-specific atlas reveals genome linked to human embryonic brain development

Researchers discover new druggable pathway linked with tuberous sclerosis

Researchers discover new druggable pathway linked with tuberous sclerosis