Scientists discover gene network in brain associated with epilepsy

Scientists discover gene network in brain associated with epilepsy

The team, led by scientists at Imperial, have found an ‘epileptic network’ of 320 genes, called M30, associated with the condition. These genes are thought to be involved in how brain cells communicate with each other. The results suggest that when this network malfunctions, it triggers epilepsy. Medications that restore this network could provide desperately needed new treatments, explained senior author Professor Michael Johnson.

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