How do fast brain waves in between seizures come about?

Professor John Jefferys and colleagues at the University of Birmingham want to find out what causes epileptic fast brain waves between seizures. The team is reproducing these waves in a model of temporal lobe epilepsy and testing different theories about how they originate and the neurons and interactions responsible.

The potential benefits to patients of this research are that better understanding of epilepsy-related fast brain waves will help researchers to develop more effective treatments to inhibit them, and help refine the detection and interpretation of these waves in the clinical setting with the aim of improving epilepsy surgery outcomes.

Read more about this study on the causes of fast brain waves between seizures here.

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