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Study identifies the brain network that controls the spread of epileptic seizures.

In roughly 20 million people with drug-resistant epilepsy, focal seizures originating in dysfunctional brain networks will often evolve and spread to surrounding tissue, disrupting function in otherwise normal brain regions. Understanding why and how this synchronization spreads would be a critical tool in treating severe epilepsy.  Now, a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania identifies the first existence

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