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13 - 03 - 2015

Gene therapy of epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder and debilitating that one heals in 60% of cases. The cell or gene therapies are solutions studied by a European project. The objective is to implant cells that produce neutransmetteurs able to stop seizures or to admnistrer genes that modulate the activity of brain cells. Tests on animal models are underway.