6 November 2009

Epilepsy drug holds promise

Epilepsy drug could treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
EurekAlert!: 27 October 2009
Researchers in the USA have discovered a potential new function for anti-epileptic drugs in treating neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The study, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Molecular Neurodegeneration, found that neurons in the brain were protected after treatment with T-type calcium-channel blockers, which are commonly used to treat epilepsy. … > full press release : comment from Alzheimer’s Society

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