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Canadian scientists create animal model of infantile spasms

An animal model of infantile spasms has been created by Canadian scientists that can offer advancements for searching novel treatments for children suffering from epileptic seizures. It is a kind of seizure which surfaces during infancy and early childhood and lasts for one to five seconds in clusters and very few treatments are available for this disease. In this case a mouse model was used for producing effects which resembled human infantile spasms. The spasms have been found to last for months in case of children and this is expected to help in analyzing the evolution of this disease and treat it in different stages. The mouse model is expected to improve the likelihood of searching out new treatments. It looks that soon we will have an effective treatment for infantile spasms. image Via playfuls