Seizures subsequent to post brain injury are reduced significantly by removing them continuously over a four-week long treatment. This is because the newborn neurons do not develop normally.
Removing new neurons born after a brain injury reduces seizures in mice, according to new research in JNeurosci. This approach could potentially help prevent post-injury epilepsy.
New neurons generated following a brain injury often do not develop normally. Left untreated, these cells may contribute to the development of epilepsy.
Although these findings support a role for newborn neurons in epilepsy development, they also suggest additional factors are involved. Further research may bring us closer to complete prevention of injury-induced epilepsy.