Optogenetics: A tool to probe mechanism and an agent to block TBI-induced epileptogenesis.
John T. Slevin
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
April 2019 -
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Over two million people are treated medically each year in the United States after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) develops in up to 39% of patients with moderate to severe, non-penetrating TBI. As with other acquired epilepsies, spontaneous recurrent seizures associated with PTE develop with a latency (>1 week and up to many years) after the initial injury. This seizure-free period after TBI represents the period of epileptogenesis, during which the brain...