Mechanism and Therapy for the Shared Susceptibility to Migraine and Epilepsy after Traumatic Brain Injury
Annual rept. 30 Sep 2011-29 Oct 2012
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY
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Our proposal studies the natural history and mechanisms of increased brain excitability leading to migraine and epilepsy after traumatic brain injury. In the 6 months since this grant was funded, we have performed experiments spanning nearly the whole range of our proposed work. The most important milestones have been the validation and beginning of data collection for remote telemetric monitoring and two-photon microscopy. These are both technology-intensive, cutting edge techniques, and two-photon microscopy was a new technique for our group. We have also collected publication-ready work using our more familiar optical imaging techniques, showing that the immunological activation associated with TBI alters brain excitability.
- Medicine and Medical Research
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