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Epilepsy Gene Mutation Discovered in Dogs May Help Treat People: U of G Study

Prof. Fiona James studies how to treat epilepsy in dogs. Photo credit University of Guelph.

A new gene mutation discovered in dogs by an international research team including a University of Guelph professor may help better diagnose and treat one of the most common kinds of epilepsy in people.

Screening for similar gene changes in human patients may give clinicians a new tool for treatment, including potential new drugs, said Fiona James, a clinical studies professor in the Ontario Veterinary College.

Prof. Fiona James studies how to treat epilepsy in dogs
The discovery is reported in a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a team of researchers in Canada, Germany and Finland. Read more.

Published February 21, 2017 by University of Guelph

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