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  • Effects of epilepsy on neural activity in mice fluctuate with reproductive cycle, study finds

    Professor Catherine Christian, left, and graduate student Jiang Li led a study that found that neurons regulating hormone release have different activity in mice with epilepsy, and that those differences fluctuate with the reproductive cycle.

    Professor Catherine Christian, left, and graduate student Jiang Li led a study that found that neurons regulating hormone release have different activity in mice with epilepsy, and that those differences fluctuate with the reproductive cycle.   

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Catherine Christian, call (217) 244-8230; email: cathchri@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Dynamic and sex-specific changes in gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron activity and excitability in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0273-18.2018