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"Epilepsy in a Dish" Finds New Mutation, University of Michigan Study


7/29/2013 5:51:29 AM

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Using stem cells, researchers have created a miniature testing ground for epilepsy, an advance that could help in the search for better medicines to treat all kinds of seizure disorders. For the study, researchers turned skin cells of epilepsy patients into stem cells, and were then able to turn those stem cells into neurons, or brain nerve cells. They could even measure the signals that the cells were sending to one another, through tiny portals called sodium channels.

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