Dr. John Swan, director of the Cain Foundation Labs and co-director of Neurological Research Institute (NRI) describes how NRI/Texas Children's physician-scientists discover and clinically translate cutting-edge treatments for childhood epilepsies.
Infantile Spasms (West Syndrome) is a severe type of childhood epilepsy. Researchers in Dr. Swann's lab have developed a rat model of infantile spasms to identify underlying causes and to develop effective therapies. Watch this video to see the strikingly similar seizure patterns experienced by this rat model and a child with infantile spasms.
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