Trends in Epilepsy Research
Our researchers closely collaborate with the physicians at the Epilepsy Center at Texas Children's Hospital to find new treatments for various epileptic disorders.
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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