Sick Sea Lions Could Help Researchers Find New Drugs for Humans, Wildlife


“We found that, even though some animals may have been exposed to domoic acid for a short period of time, when that exposure was gone they still seemed to get worse and had more of these epileptic-like features,” says Ron Tjalkens, a professor of toxicology and neuroscience at CSU. “What we found was that ongoing inflammation in the brain seemed to correlate very closely with the decline in function in these animals.”