Researchers Discover Brain’s ‘Off Switch’ for Epilepsy—And It Could Revolutionize Drug-Free Treatment – Good News Network

A team of neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center have zeroed in on a new way to “switch off” epileptic seizures in animal models—and it could revolutionize the way we treat the disorder.

The findings, published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), provide the first evidence that while different types of seizures start in varied areas of the brain, they all can be controlled by targeting a very small set of neurons in the brain or their tendril-like neuronal axons.

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