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Boosting Key Protein In Brain Could Improve Seizure Treatment

Boosting Key Protein In Brain Could Improve Seizure Treatment - General Science Questions and Layperson Board

Boosting Key Protein In Brain Could Improve Seizure Treatment - General Science Questions and Layperson Board


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A naturally occurring protein in our brains could be the basis for a more promising epilepsy treatment - without the nasty side effects caused by many of the current medications. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine discovered that the drug valproic acid boosts the amount of the protein neuropeptide Y in the brain by about 50 percent.
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