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Melanie Mark (A21): On the role of the cerebellum in absence epilepsy

The RUB news portal reports:

Researchers from Bochum have gained new insights into the cellular and molecular mechanisms of absence epilepsy and a potential therapy.

Stimulation of certain cerebellar areas could counteract absence epilepsies. However, what happens at the cellular and molecular level in the brain in this form of epilepsy and how exactly stimulation affects it has not been understood in detail until now. Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have gained new insights in experiments with mice. The results are described by the team led by Dr. Jan Claudius Schwitalla and Prof. Dr. Melanie Mark from the RUB Behavioral Neurobiology research group in the journal “Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences”, March 19, 2022. They cooperated with the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam and Utrecht as well as with colleagues from Bonn, Münster and Munich.

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