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New Gene Therapy May Potentially Treat Severe Form of Epilepsy

Scientists from the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine describe in a study involving mouse models how a newly developed gene therapy can treat Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, and potentially prolong survival for people with the condition. The team published its paper (“Targeted Augmentation of Nuclear Gene Output (TANGO) of Scn1a rescues parvalbumin interneuron excitability and reduces seizures in a mouse model of Dravet Syndrome”) in Brain Research.

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