Study reveals a motif on the 93-series compound fits into a tiny pocket within the NMDA receptor. The findings could lead to new treatment options for stroke and seizures, researchers report.
Researchers have discovered a “missing mutation” in severe infant epilepsy — long-suspected genetic changes that might trigger overactive, brain-damaging electrical signaling leading to seizures.
Implanted Electrodes Reveal Long-Term Patterns of Seizure Risk. UC San Francisco neurologists have discovered monthly cycles of brain activity linked to seizures in patients with epilepsy.
Seizure disorders — including epilepsy — are associated with pathological hyperexcitability in brain neurons. Unfortunately, there are limited available treatments that can prevent this hyperexcitability. However, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found that inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models.
Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the world, and the advent of synthetic cannabinoids creates additional challenges to the society because of their higher potency and ability to escape drug detection screenings. Scientists from Japanese sleep institute have a warning for the society about a danger coming from cannabinoid abuse.