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Concussions may Lead to Epilepsy

by Colleen Fleiss on January 22, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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Concussions may Lead to Epilepsy

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.

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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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