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Solution to 125-Year-Old Neuroscience Mystery Provides Clues to Epilepsy Treatment

News   Nov 12, 2018 | Original Press Release from Virginia Tech

 
Solution to 125-Year-Old Neuroscience Mystery Provides Clues to Epilepsy Treatment

A research team led by Harald Sontheimer (right), a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and director of the VTCRI Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer, and the executive director of the School of Neuroscience of the Virginia Tech College of Science, has discovered mysterious brain structures called perineuronal nets help modulate electrical impulse activity in the brain. The team, which include first author and postdoctoral fellow Bhanu Tewari (left), may be able to target the nets to treat some cases of acquired epilepsy. Credit: Virginia Tech

 
 
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