Brain Cooling After Severe Head Injury May Prevent Epileptic Seizures:
In the weeks, months and years after a severe head injury, patients often experience epileptic seizures that are difficult to control. A new study in rats suggests that gently cooling the brain after injury may prevent these seizures.
Brain Cooling To Treat Epilepsy Moves Closer To Human Application:
Neuroscientists from Japan’s Yamaguchi University have reported during the 66th annual scientific meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) that chronic focal brain cooling suppresses seizures during wakefulness and achieves the effect without significantly affecting brain function. Their research, and that of others in the field, provides critical evidence that this approach to seizure control has reached a stage where testing in humans will soon be possible.