A certain virus may cause cancer, finds a study

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been discovered by Indian researchers to be capable of infecting neuronal cells and altering the biomolecules of fatty acids, carbohydrates, and protein building blocks. In order to investigate the potential effects of a cancer-causing virus on brain cells, a research team from the Indian Institute Of Technology(IIT) Indore, India, used […]

Epilepsy is made worse by restricting neuronal energy

Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the EPFL investigated whether they could treat epilepsy and neuronal hyperactivity by lowering the energy provided to and required for the proper functioning of neurons. Around 50 million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy, a chronic noncommunicable brain condition. Epilepsy is characterised by recurring seizures that are brought […]

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