Molecular Neuropharmacology Lab

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2019

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Jasper's Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies – Fifth International Workshops Feb. 22, 2019
Noebels takes on lead organizer role.
Knopp Biosciences partners with Baylor College of Medicine Jan. 3, 2019
Pittsburgh company enters collaboration with Houston-based university to develop new treatments for rare form of neonatal epilepsy.

2018

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Parents, researchers work to find cause of neonatal epilepsy Nov. 19, 2018
A shared goal to raise awareness and develop better treatments for neonatal-onset epilepsy has brought Baylor College of Medicine researchers together with three U.S. families.

2017

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This drug helps babies with rare form of epilepsy. But its maker is no longer selling it. Aug. 12, 2017
GlaxoSmithKline, the British drug company that sells Potiga, pulled it off the market because of declining sales, forcing families to stockpile supplies.
Low levels of protein in bipolar disorder triggers epilepsy in mice Jan. 23, 2017
Read about a protein associated with bipolar disorder triggers epilepsy in mice, which may explain some of the similarities between the two conditions.
Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan. 3, 2017
Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.

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KCNQ2 Cure Alliance and The Jackson Laboratory Collaborate on Precision Mouse Models of Genetic Epilepsy Oct. 19, 2015
KCNQ2 Cure Alliance Foundation and The Jackson Laboratory today announced a collaboration to construct mouse models of KCNQ2 encephalopathy, a severe genetic form of epilepsy and developmental disabilities.
In the lab with Jack's Army April 25, 2014
The Jack Pribaz Foundation has a way of bringing people together. The foundation, also known as Jack's Army, was established to help find a cure for KCNQ2 deficiency, an uncommon genetic mutation that causes a severe form of infantile onset epilepsy.
Images of the Month: A Special Collaboration April 1, 2014
Scotty Sims, 2-year-old Harper, Jim Johnson and Dr. Edward Cooper meet in Cooper's lab. Harper has a severe form of epilepsy that begins in the first few days of life, known as KCNQ2 deficiency. The family traveled from Denver to Houston to tour the lab and meet with Cooper who is leading the way in…
Families tour Houston doctor's lab in search for KCNQ2 cure March 14, 2014
Three families from across the world are converging on Houston at a lab where a doctor is trying to cure a rare disorder called KCNQ2.
BCM doctor's collaboration with family helps patients with severe form of epilepsy July 16, 2013
A patient-doctor relationship turned friendship has now grown into a collaboration that is helping others with a newly-discovered and severe form of infantile onset epilepsy known as KCNQ2…
Oyster Creek Rotary donates to Baylor College of Medicine's epilepsy research June 29, 2011
The Oyster Creek Rotary Club of Fort Bend County recently donated $1,000 to Baylor College of Medicine for epilepsy research.
Ion channel interaction sheds light on epilepsy, other neurological disorders March 7, 2006
Researchers discovered the mechanism that facilitates how two ion channels collaborate in the control of electrical signals in the brain. They showed that the channels were anchored by a third protein at key locations on the nerve cell surface, and also found that the channel partnership is present in all vertebrates, but lacking in invertebrates.