Brain and encephalography in epilepsy patient during seizure attack
Specific neurons in the hippocampus control the spread of epileptic seizures

Mossy cells, a particular set of brain cells, prevent the spread of electrical, epileptic, activity from the hippocampus to the rest of the brain. Temporal lobe epilepsy patients suffer from a progressive loss of mossy cells, worsening the condition over time. The discovery of a protective role of specific hippocampal neurons, obtained in laboratory mice, might help to develop new strategies to treat temporal lobe epilepsy.

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Scientific publication: Science