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Epilepsy: gene therapy technique shows promise in treating drug-resistant form of the condition

A new gene therapy approach is in development which specifically targets the neurons that cause seizures, preventing them from becoming overactive. Image: UNSPLASH/National Cancer Institute

Gabriele Lignani
Associate Professor, Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, UCL
Dimitri Kullmann
Professor of Neurology, UCL
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3D image gene therapy epilepsy brain cells seizures neurons
The new gene therapy tool has shown it’s possible to alter only the brain cells that cause seizures, leaving nearby healthy neurons unaffected. Image: Unsplash/Sangharsh Lohakare


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