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Scientists developing a pharmaceutical that stops convulsions

Scientists developing a pharmaceutical that stops convulsions

Scientists from RUDN University took an active part in the development of a chemical compound to stop convulsions during epileptic seizures. The results of the study were published in Chirality.   Epilepsy is a chronic neuralgic disease that causes convulsive seizures in humans and other animals. The pathogenesis of this disease is paroxysmal discharges in […]

Star-shaped brain cells orchestrate neural connections

Star-shaped brain cells orchestrate neural connections

Brains are made of more than a tangled net of neurons. Star-like cells called astrocytes diligently fill in the gaps between neural nets, each wrapping itself around thousands of neuronal connections called synapses. This arrangement gives each individual astrocyte an intricate, sponge-like structure.   New research from Duke University finds that astrocytes are much more […]

Angelman Patients Frequently Have Gastrointestinal Problems, Study Finds

Angelman Patients Frequently Have Gastrointestinal Problems, Study Finds

Patients with Angelman syndrome (AS) often have gastrointestinal (GI) issues such as constipation, reflux and abnormal food-related behaviors, according to new research.   The study, “Prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms in Angelman syndrome,” appeared in the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. Its senior author is Dr. Ronald L. Thibert, director of the Angelman Syndrome Clinic […]

New amino acid may lead to progress on major maladies

New amino acid may lead to progress on major maladies

It’s open to different types, but it’s ultimately seeking an exclusive relationship. It knows how to establish a strong bond, but when it does, it tends to develop an unhealthy attachment that can keep a partner from reaching its full potential.   It’s an amino acid, and chemists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln designed it […]

Spacing out after staying up late? Here’s why

Spacing out after staying up late? Here’s why

UCLA-led study blames mental lapses on sleep-deprived brain cells   Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out while driving to work and nearly hit a stalled car?   A new study led by UCLA’s Dr. Itzhak Fried is the first to reveal how sleep deprivation disrupts […]

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