Does stress cause seizures?
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Many patients with epilepsy report that the most commonly experience seizures when they are stressed. However, assessment of a patient’s stress level is very subjective, and difficult to control for.
This project will use animal models of epilepsy to establish A) whether acute stress does indeed increase the probability of seizures from occurring, and B) determine the physiological mechanisms of how this occurs. This research will open up avenues for new therapies for seizures which may be appropriate for many different epilepsy patients.
Faculty Research Themes
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PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research
For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.