Study Shows How Epilepsy Drugs Block Electrical Signals in the Brain

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Close-up of Perampanel binding site. (Credit: Laboratory of Alexander Sobolevsky, PhD/Columbia University Medical Center)

Chemistry’s Maria Kurnikova is part of a team that published a paper in the journal Neuron that shows how one class of epilepsy drugs blocks the spread of out-of-control electrical signals in the brain during a seizure.