Treatment For Epilepsy, Anxiety Already In Brain

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Researchers at Stanford University believe they may have discovered a naturally occurring protein found in mammalian brains that could help treat epileptic seizures, sleep disorders and anxiety. As reported by Stanford’s website, the protein, diazepam binding inhibitor, or DBI, could provide a treatment option for epilepsy with less side-effects than current treatments.

DBI would fall into the same drug class as Valium, but would not share the same addictive dangers and worries of overdoses. Researchers are calling the discovery “one of the most exciting findings we have had in many years.”

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