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Pig brain cells may have cured a sea lion’s epilepsy—are humans next?

By January 14, 2022January 25th, 2022No Comments

The patient’s seizures were getting more severe and increasingly frequent. One or two per month grew to several each week. Each burst of uncontrolled electrical activity sent shock waves through his injured brain, causing tremors and confusion. Unable to eat, his body weight dropped by nearly one-third in a few months. His health was deteriorating fast.