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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.
Tackling epilepsy with a potential new drug

Tackling epilepsy with a potential new drug

Identifying the structure of the SEA complex

Identifying the structure of the SEA complex

Many proteins share important roles in the formation and function of synapses, study finds

Many proteins share important roles in the formation and function of synapses, study finds

Cell illumination and targeted cell editing using RNA-based editing technology

Cell illumination and targeted cell editing using RNA-based editing technology

Characterizing the transcription profile of microglia in a mouse model

Characterizing the transcription profile of microglia in a mouse model

UCLA researchers receive NIH award to develop next-generation versions of miniature microscope

UCLA researchers receive NIH award to develop next-generation versions of miniature microscope

Research identifies the main gene that causes developmental disability syndrome

Research identifies the main gene that causes developmental disability syndrome

Researchers determine small protein’s structure, likely to pave the way for advanced treatments

Researchers determine small protein’s structure, likely to pave the way for advanced treatments

Researchers discover how new techniques may alter the synaptic connection of neurons

Researchers discover how new techniques may alter the synaptic connection of neurons

Newborn cells in patients with epilepsy, likely to provide a potential treatment

Newborn cells in patients with epilepsy, likely to provide a potential treatment

Researchers discover 15 genetic 'hotspots' that speed up or slow down brain aging

Researchers discover 15 genetic 'hotspots' that speed up or slow down brain aging

New project receives over $700,000 to study about CHARGE syndrome

New project receives over $700,000 to study about CHARGE syndrome

Researchers determine major protein complexes that cause ribosome production

Researchers determine major protein complexes that cause ribosome production

Microglia help neurons grow synapses critical to cognitive functioning, research finds

Microglia help neurons grow synapses critical to cognitive functioning, research finds

Study identifies two types of brain cells that play a key role in creating memories

Study identifies two types of brain cells that play a key role in creating memories

New technique uses microscopic magnetic particles to remotely activate brain cells

New technique uses microscopic magnetic particles to remotely activate brain cells

Researchers identify a sound-sensitive mammalian protein

Researchers identify a sound-sensitive mammalian protein

Scientists use genetically informed brain atlases to identify hundreds of genomic loci

Scientists use genetically informed brain atlases to identify hundreds of genomic loci

Researchers discover a sustainable approach for drug development

Researchers discover a sustainable approach for drug development

Researchers catalog the complete cells that form the blood vessels of the human brain

Researchers catalog the complete cells that form the blood vessels of the human brain