Concussions may Lead to Epilepsy

by Colleen Fleiss on  January 22, 2019 at 9:06 AM Research News
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In mice model, a cellular response to repeated concussions that may contribute to seizures has been discovered by scientists.

The study, published in JNeurosci, establishes a new animal model that could help improve our understanding of post-traumatic epilepsy.
Concussions may Lead to Epilepsy
Concussions may Lead to Epilepsy

Stefanie Robel, Oleksii Shandra and colleagues induced mild traumatic brain injury in mice to mimic blows to the head that result in human concussions.

A unique population of astrocytes responded to these injuries and the researchers observed spontaneous recurrent seizures in some mice within one month.

Source: Eurekalert

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