Children's Hospital Colorado Neurologist Studies How Seizures Affect Cognitive Development
In an effort to improve the lives of people with Rett Syndrome, Dr. Tim Benke, pediatric neurologist and director of Children's Colorado's Rett Clinic, is researching how seizures affect brain development in lab animals, and also how seizures affect a person's overall cognitive development.
"We want to find out what works for them and what doesn't," Dr. Benke said.
Rett Syndrome is a nervous system disorder primarily found in young women that causes varying levels of epilepsy, autism and intellectual disability, and there is no known cure.
Read the full story to find out how Dr. Benke's research is helping Rett Syndrome patients.
Learn more about the Rett Clinic at Children's Colorado.