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Science might have been getting a bad rap lately.. but it still does amazing things!

Science might have been getting a bad rap lately.. but it still does amazing things!

Epilepsy.

The ailment that has dogged the human race for centuries.. may have reached its use-by date. And I’m happy to say that the answer is Australian.

Researchers at The University of Queensland, working to gain a better understanding of how brain cells work, have discovered the underlying mechanism of a rare genetic mutation that can cause epilepsy.

Dr Victor Anggono from UQ's Queensland Brain Institute said his team made the ground-breaking findings while researching nerve cell communications, which are an important process in normal brain function.

''We're both excited and astounded to make such an important contribution to the field of cellular and molecular neuroscience,'' Dr Anggono said.

Here’s the study!