New Book Gives Comprehensive Overview of Astrocyte Biology

Coauthors Devin K. Binder and Jacqueline S. Hubbard are biomedical scientists in the UC Riverside School of Medicine By Iqbal Pittalwala on July 27, 2016 Share this article: Book cover.Credit: Academic Press, Elsevier. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Devin K. Binder, an associate professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, and Jacqueline S. Hubbard, a recent UC Riverside alumna, have coauthored a book, “Astrocytes and Epilepsy” (Academic Press, Elsevier, 2016) that provides a comprehensive overview of astrocyte biology, the role astrocytes play in epileptic brain tissue, and their potential as a therapeutic target. Present throughout human history, epilepsy is a devastating group of neurological disorders characterized by periodic and unpredictable seizure activity in the brain. Periods of unusual behavior and sensations as well as loss…

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