Breakthrough for epilepsy, seizures

NEW ORLEANS – There’s a breakthrough discovery in the treatment of epilepsy and seizures.  Currently there is no cure for epilepsy. All we have are medications that block the symptoms, or seizures.Now for the first time, a chemical compound has been developed that may prevent epilepsy from developing, and prevent seizures.At the LSU Neuroscience Center, in the lab of Dr. Nicolas Bazan, a team of researchers he led, worked for nearly two years in the lab and discovered what they call LAU compounds. When they injected the non-toxic compound into mice with epilepsy,  it changed the damaged brain cells that had both abnormal structure and function, back to normal, and that limited seizures. The protection from seizures was still there 100 days later. “This could open the doors to the development of an effective medication, disease…

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