In the brain, patterns of neural activity are perfectly balanced. The interplay between activating and inhibitory neurotransmitters ensures that the level of activity stays within the physiological range. Neuronal degeneration represents a pathogenetic hallmark after different brain insults, such as ischemia and epilepsy. During an epileptic attack excitation gains the upper hand resulting in the death of neurons. Excessive release of glutamate triggered by pathophysiologic … Continue reading Researchers begin to map neuroprotective pathway after epileptic seizure.