Type of project: Translational, Nutraceutical
Principal Investigator: Dr. Morris H. Scantlebury
Institutions Affiliated: University of Calgary
Student: Patricia Bacus (UGRAD)
Awards funded to project: 1
Background: Infantile epilepsy can be devastating for early development and produce life-long impairments. Current treatments are pharmacologically based and in themselves can be harmful to early development if they are even effective. Anecdotally a ketogenic diet ( high fat, low carbohydrate and normal protein) has aided in mitigating the effects of infantile epilepsy. This project seeks to explore these claims in a rat model of epilepsy and identify what aspect of a ketogenic diet is responsible for the improvements.
Findings: Awaiting final report
Implications: Awaiting final report
My name is Berger! I’m originally from a super warm, sunny land called Florida, and when I was just a little bulldog I came to live with my human, Ted, in Calgary. It’s cold here sometimes, especially compared to Florida, but I love my human lots and people here are real nice!
I’m an all-white bulldog, which I guess means I can’t hear too well...or at all, whichever one. I don’t notice too much though, since I could never really hear in the first place. I just sometimes go to sleep and I guess my human can’t wake me up to eat or go play, and I love to eat and play, so that is no fun.Read more