Navigation Links
Astrocytes Found To Cause Epilepsy

Study carried out by Professor. Maiken Nedergaard and his Colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical center, Newyork has found that Astrocytes has been found to be involved in the initiation and propogation of epileptic discharges // , which was published in Nature Medicine.

Epilepsy occurs when the brain chemical, glutamate, stimulates neurons to act in an uncontrolable way leading to seizures or loss of consciousness. Most of the research has been focussed on the brain cells and not in the neurons and this new study will open new avenuses for the pharmacological treatment of epilepsy. Neurologists generally believe that epilepsy causes the production of abnormal cells called reactive astrocytes – oversized, bloated, star-shaped cells that no longer function properly in their “housekeeping” role of maintaining the brain’s optimum chemical environment.

Astrocytes are a major type of brain cell, but because they are not involved in electrical activity within the brain, they have been studied relatively little. The cell type is found in larger proportion - and with more “points” on the star-shaped cell - in animals with higher brain function. Monkeys have roughly the same number of astrocytes as neurons in their brains, whereas humans have 10 times as many astrocytes as neurons. Recently, more has been discovered about the importance of these cells and the role they play in diseases, from stroke to Alzheimer’s.

Donald Weave, president of Epilepsy Canada, agrees. The role of glial cells, the cells that surround and support neurons, in epilepsy and neurology "has been understudied", he says. "We have been hammering away at the same old approaches for years and so a new way in with astrocyte involvement would be very useful."

Professor Nedergaard said, “To our great surprise, we found that there was an increase in reactive astrocytes in all five models, which could not have been caused by over-firing of the neurons as exp
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Link between Astrocytes and Alzheimers Discovered
2. Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis
3. Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective
4. Cancer hazard Found With Animal-Based Nutrients
5. Processed Meat, Diabetes connection Found
6. Night Time Aspirin Regimen Found to Reduce Blood Pressure
7. Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis
8. Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis
9. Preventive Therapies Found to be More Effective in Managing Migraines
10. Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer
11. Circumcision Found To Prevent HIV Spread
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Astrocytes Found Cause Epilepsy

(Date:8/28/2014)... August 29, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, the ... new selection of chic bridesmaid dresses . Included ... items. In addition, all of them are provided at ... , iFitDress.com insists on offering fast and reliable delivery ... what they order in a short time. As is ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... August 28, 2014 Blood's Thicker Than Water ... money and family ties in the heart of the city. ... – a story about how disrespect caused two families to ... many streets. , The Yayo Boyz and the M.O.B. Boyz ... speechless and local onlookers in a silent terror. "Guerrilla," AKA ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Millennium ... use affecting users in the workplace. A recent ... Dependence (NCADD) states that drug abuse is costing ... who use or are addicted to drugs affect their ... activities carry over into the workplace, causing expensive problems ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... government plans its exit strategy from the war, now may ... providing health care to veterans, says a Perspective piece in ... simply go on doing more of the same is to ... cost and population structure pose in the longer run," said ... Clinical Practice, and David Auerbach, from the RAND Corporation, in ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 The Governor of Yucatán, Rolando ... at a press conference; this event is organized by ... of Economy through the National Microenterprise Financing Program ( ... to the 5th at the Convention Center Yucatan Siglo ... a great responsibility for Yucatan to host the 17th ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Selection of Chic Bridesmaid Dresses Available at iFitDress.com 2Health News:Raymond E. Blake Releases Blood's Thicker Than Water, Based on a True Story 2Health News:Drug Use Causes Problems in the Workplace 2Health News:A VA exit strategy 2Health News:Governor of the State of Yucatan presents the 17th Microcredit Summit 2Health News:Governor of the State of Yucatan presents the 17th Microcredit Summit 3
... COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 21 Talk About ... of a $300,000 multi-year grant from the Newport Beach ... of this generous contribution, TACA will launch three new ... program, the addition of an in house advocate to ...
... Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS ) today ... financial results prior to the market opening on Friday, Feb. ... a conference call with the investment community later that same ... participants can expect to hear management review past results and ...
... uninsuredsteeply rising insurance premiumsemployers cutting healthcare benefits. , ... Diagnoses, and Dollars: Facing the Ever-Expanding Market for ... America,s healthcare industry to task and challenges readers ... Provocative, timely, and comprehensively researched, this book analyzes ...
... Alliance Tech ( http://alliancetech.com ), the leader ... that Carestream Health, Inc., used the company,s ... lead opportunities with attendees at the Radiological ... in Chicago in early December. (Logo: ...
... critical for physicians to understand potential risks when communicating with ... national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability with 44,000 ... telemedicine liability risks. , ... Napa, ...
... Tenn., Jan. 21 Healthcare Management Systems,Inc.(R) (HMS) announced ... supply a full suite of financial solutions for the ... system will provide much needed,integration for the 26-bed hospital ... also include technology to get them closer to an ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Talk About Curing Autism Receives $300,000 Grant From Pacific Life Foundation to Provide Services for Families Affected by Autism in Orange County 2Health News:Alliance Tech's RFID Technology Enhances Carestream Health's Capability to Connect with Key Prospects at RSNA 2Health News:Alliance Tech's RFID Technology Enhances Carestream Health's Capability to Connect with Key Prospects at RSNA 3Health News:The Doctors Company Provides Tips for Physicians to Minimize Risk While Practicing Medicine by Phone or E-mail 2Health News:The Doctors Company Provides Tips for Physicians to Minimize Risk While Practicing Medicine by Phone or E-mail 3Health News:The Doctors Company Provides Tips for Physicians to Minimize Risk While Practicing Medicine by Phone or E-mail 4Health News:Yalobusha General Hospital Selects HMS to Provide Information Technology Infrastructure 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... Del. , Aug. 28, 2014  Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.: ... of Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI )? , ... September 10, 2013 and July 16, 2014, inclusive? , ... , Do you want to discuss your rights? ... Special Assistant United States Attorney, Timothy J. MacFall , announces ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... catalogue: Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02343442/Germany-Aesthetic-Lasers-and-Energy-Devices-Market-Outlook-to-2020.html Germany Aesthetic Lasers ... Summary GlobalData,s new report, "Germany Aesthetic Lasers ... key market data on the Germany Aesthetic Lasers ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Pharmatech initiated enrollment for its ... game-changing method for matching cancer patients to cancer ... target specific cancers, disease staging, and genetic mutations ... cancer, in the first place. The challenge that ... not be well known to the patient or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Lannett Company, Inc. 2Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Lannett Company, Inc. 3Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 2Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 3Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 4Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 5Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 6Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 7Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 8Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 9Enrollment in Pharmatech's Revolutionary AccessPPM Program Launches 2
... 2012 SERVE-HF, the largest study to investigate ... and outcomes of patients with stable heart failure, has enrolled ... Ltd., is the largest of its kind. This milestone brings ... to its target of approximately 1,250 participants. Principal ...
... N.J., May 18, 2012  Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: ... announced today that Paul Bisaro, Watson,s President and Chief ... the Company,s business at the Sanford C. Bernstein 28th ... at 4:00PM Eastern Time at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Landmark Sleep Apnea, Heart Failure Study Recruits 1,000th Participant 2Landmark Sleep Apnea, Heart Failure Study Recruits 1,000th Participant 3Watson to Present at the Sanford C. Bernstein 28th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2
Inquire...
300 L, Racked, Filtered, Pre-sterilized, 96 tips/rack Recommended for 250 and 300 L pipettes....
... Aerosol barrier tips eliminate false signals ... designed and tested, Promega Barrier Tips ... with amplified nucleic acids (PCR(a)), radioactive ... forensic and serological specimens. , ,Promega ...
Diamond Filter Tips play a critical role in preventing aerosol-borne contamination. Also available sterilized (no need to autoclave) and certified free of detectable RNase, DNase, DNA, RNA, and prote...
Medicine Products: