Topic: Epilepsy

Old Drug Holds New Promise

July 8, 2012
Old Drug Holds New Promise

Exciting new findings in UT's neurobiology labs suggest that rapamycin, an FDA-approved immunosuppressant used to control organ rejection in transplant patients, may be an effective therapy for Alzheimer's, epilepsy, and even autism.

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Laser Surgery Probe Targets Individual Cancer Cells

June 23, 2008

Mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Adela Ben-Yakar at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a laser "microscalpel" that destroys a single cell while leaving nearby cells intact, which could improve the precision of surgeries for cancer, epilepsy and other diseases.

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