Tau And Post-Injury Epilepsy, Neurodegeneration And Neuropsychiatric

Grant number: 1006077 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

This project will explore a new approach to the prevention and treatment of epilepsy and the associated mental health disorders following a brain injury. This involves inhibiting pathological forms of the Tau protein, which has been implicated in the development of epilepsy and neurodegeneration. The drug that will be tested in this study has already been demonstrated to be safe and well tolerated in humans, meaning that a positive result from these studies could be expediently translated into clinical studies.