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March 22, 2005

Lamotrigine Reduces Risk of Birth Defects

"Women who take the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy may be raising their baby's risk of severe birth defects, according to reports in the medical journal Neurology. In contrast, another drug, lamotrigine, appears to be safe."

July 14, 2004

Epilepsy Medicine, Lou Gehrig's Research, Huntington's Research

Epilepsy sufferers in the UK were relieved this week to find out an important epilepsy drug would not be withdrawn from the market.

Scientists have uncovered evidence that links Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) and a problem with the mitochondria.

Researchers have had some success in silencing a gene in mice that is similar to the one that causes Huntington's Disease in humans.

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