Thursday, December 15, 2011

Seizure Damage Reversed In Rats

Seizure Damage Reversed In Rats By Inhibitory Drug Targeting Neurologic Pathways

About half of newborns who have seizures go on to have long-term intellectual and memory deficits and cognitive disorders such as autism, but why this occurs has been unknown. In the December 14 Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston detail how early-life seizures disrupt normal brain development, and show in a rat model that it might be possible to reverse this pathology by giving certain drugs soon after the seizure.


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