Brain Cooling to Treat Epilepsy

Around 50 million people worldwide deal with sudden and recurring seizures characteristic of epilepsy is caused due to abnormal brain activity and splurge of electrical signals that result in seizures. Although there is medications and surgeries available to treat symptoms, the alternative approach of brain cooling may reduce frequency of seizures and may even prevent them. A recent study sheds light on the focal cooling mechanism using computer simulations. The findings are published in Computational Biology.

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