This study focuses on the main mechanisms behind epilepsy, a collection of diseases that gives the patient spontaneous seizures such as partial unconsciousness, hallucinations etc. Furthermore this study examines and gives an example on how to convey scientific information, such as the information in this research, to a specific, non-scientific, target audience in a popular scientific article. The study shows that amongst the approximately 50 million people with epilepsy in the world, it is estimated that amongst these 60 % are struggling with temporal lobe epilepsy, whilst a third of these are suffering with refractory epilepsy. This means that the market for inventing and using new treatment methods in the fight against epilepsy is huge. This study examines some of the more viable and promising treatment options and weighs them against each other, using parameters such as how invading the treatment is and how successful the treatments are as of yet, to determine which treatment option seems the most promising. The results suggests that even though cell therapy may seem to be the most viable treatment in the future, it is recommended that every patient receives their own personal treatment program. This is determined on the grounds that not enough information on neurological diseases and mechanisms of the brain is known which makes it almost impossible to predict how each patient responds to treatment.
When expressing scientific information to non-scientific people using a popular scientific article, it is important to make sure that the article is entertaining as well as relevant to the audience. Many instruments can be used to make the article both more credible and more entertaining, such as choice of colour, and linguistic tools. One of the most important aspects of writing an article such as this is to remember who the target audience is and, as author, adjust to this information. [Læs mere…]