Playing with neuronal fire
Like a thunderstorm in the brain that discharges uncontrollably - the condition that patients experience during epileptic seizures is hard to control, especially in complex cases. A new approach has emerged from the biotech lab: so-called organoids, which can be used to artificially reconstruct brain regions. Now they have arrived in the clinic. Martha Feucht, head of the Epilepsy Center at the University Clinic for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Vienna General Hospital, tells medinlive.at how research on cerebral organoids is changing the path from bench to bedside.