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Soltesz book examines new approaches for epilepsy research

<![CDATA[ Ivan Soltesz, professor and chair of anatomy & neurobiology at UC Irvine, is co-editor of a new book titled Computational…]]>

February 29, 2008
Soltesz book examines new approaches for epilepsy research

Ivan Soltesz, professor and chair of anatomy & neurobiology at UC Irvine, is co-editor of a new book titled Computational Neuroscience in Epilepsy. Soltesz, who has received a Senator Jacob Javits Award in the Neurosciences, the nation’s most prestigious prize for cutting-edge research on brain injuries and illnesses, is on the forefront of research looking into epilepsy, and his book looks at the ever-increasing power of computers to analyze and predict the behavior of brain-cell networks in healthy and diseased states. The book also offers new approaches for the use of technology to point the way for novel treatments for neurological diseases like epilepsy. His co-editor is Kevin Staley of the University of Colorado, and the book is published by Academic Press.