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Ketogenic Diet Mimic Stops Post-trauma Seizures in Mice

News   May 01, 2019 | Original story from Tufts University

 
Ketogenic Diet Mimic Stops Post-trauma Seizures in Mice

Post-traumatic epilepsy develops within three years of a traumatic brain injury in about 1 out of 10 people. In mice, a drug that mimics the metabolic effects of the ketogenic diet was used to prevent the development of epileptic activity after traumatic brain injury. This image shows inhibitory brain cells (red) and an important inhibitory cell protein (green) that were rescued with the drug. Credit: Chris Dulla laboratory/Tufts University School of Medicine

 
 
 

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