Scientists Find That DNA Mutations Are More Common Than Previously Thought

[ad_1] Researchers at EMBL Heidelberg found that inversions in the human genome are more common than previously thought, which impacts our understanding of certain genetic diseases. Our DNA serves as a blueprint for the cellular machinery that allows cells, organs, and even whole organisms to work. However, mutations in our DNA can cause genetic illnesses. […]

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Novel Approach to Preventing Seizures Identified – Significant Advance in Our Understanding of Epilepsy

[ad_1] Brain with Brodmann areas marked. Credit: Patricia Hurl, 1992, (Gouache on paper). Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have announced a significant advance in our understanding of epilepsy, as they have identified a potential method of preventing damaging seizure activity. Epilepsy is a chronic central nervous system (CNS) disorder affecting approximately 1% of the population […]

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Newborn Cells in the Epileptic Brain Provide a Potential Target for Anti-Seizure Medications

[ad_1] Altered cells create an electrical “fire” in patients with epilepsy. Credit: BioRender illustration by Aswathy Ammothumkandy/Bonaguidi Lab/USC Stem Cell Over the years, everyone loses a few brain cells. A study led by scientists from USC Stem Cell and the USC Neurorestoration Center presents evidence that adults can replenish at least some of what they’ve […]

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