Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 12, 2005
Ketogenic diet prevents seizures by enhancing brain energy production, increasing neuron stability
New studies show that the ketogenic diet, a high-fat, calorie-restricted diet used to treat epileptic seizures in children, alters genes involved in energy metabolism in the brain, which in turn helps stabilize the function of neurons exposed to the challenges of epileptic seizures.

Cord blood cells may widen treatment window for stroke
An experimental treatment that spares disability from acute stroke may be delivered much later than the current three-hour treatment standard - a potential advance needed to benefit more stroke victims.

Light exercise a tonic to keep the brain young
Scientists examined chemical compounds in 41 tissue samples from rats taken from a part of the brain important for balance and movement.
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