Cell-based regenerative medicine approaches in Epilepsy

Project: Dissertation

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Neurosciences

Description

Epilepsy is a devastating neurological condition affecting 1% of general population. there is no cure and
current therapies provide symptomatic release in only 70% of patients. The rest has very few alternatives if
any, and often continue to experience uncontrollable seizures. Therefore there is a need of novel treatment
strategies. Cell therapy is one of these novel approaches that may prove to be effective. In this project I am working with a novel conceptual approach for developing cell therapy in by controllable optogenetic neurotransmitter release in combination with biochemical and electrophysiological read-out of the
outcomes.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2017/10/302021/10/30

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