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Epilepsy genes "may cancel each other" - study

19 Feb 2008

New research suggests that inheriting two genetic mutations that can individually cause epilepsy might actually reduce the number of seizures. The study, by researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, has been published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Lead author Dr Jeffrey Noebels found that if someone has a potassium channel defect, then a drug blocking certain calcium channels might benefit them.

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