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April 25, 2019

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April 25, 2019

First Model of Mitochondrial Epilepsy

Feb. 15, 2019 — Researchers have become the first to describe a model of mitochondrial epilepsy which raises hope for better therapies for patients with this incapacitating condition.Despite the severity of this ... read more

Scientists Solve Century-Old Neuroscience Mystery; Answers May Lead to Epilepsy Treatment

Nov. 9, 2018 — Scientists have solved a 125-year-old mystery of the brain, and, in the process, uncovered a potential treatment for acquired epilepsy. Perineuronal nets modulate electrical impulses in the brain, ... read more

Compound Derived from Marijuana May Benefit Children With Epilepsy

Nov. 7, 2018 — In recent years, cannabinoids -- the active chemicals in medical marijuana -- have been increasingly touted as a potential treatment for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. ... read more

Nov. 5, 2018 — A new high-tech bracelet, developed by scientists from the Netherlands detects 85 percent of all severe night-time epilepsy seizures. That is a much better score than any other technology currently ... read more

Oct. 9, 2018 — Contrary to long-held assumptions, researchers find that some seizures start after a burst from neurons that inhibit brain ... read more

Risk of Dying During Pregnancy Is Five Times Higher for Women With Epilepsy

Oct. 3, 2018 — The risk of dying during pregnancy is negligible for the average Danish woman, but if the woman in question has epilepsy, the probability must be multiplied by five, according to a comprehensive ... read more

New Screening Tool Can Improve the Quality of Life for Epilepsy Patients With Sleep Apnea

Sep. 27, 2018 — Researchers have developed a tool to help neurologists screen for obstructive sleep apnea in people with epilepsy whose seizures can be magnified by sleep ... read more

Sep. 19, 2018 — Researchers have identified a neuronal BRAF somatic mutation that causes intrinsic epileptogenicity in pediatric brain ... read more

Electronic Device Implanted in the Brain Could Stop Seizures

Aug. 29, 2018 — Researchers have successfully demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop and even prevent epileptic ... read more

Heart-Brain Connection Could Be Predictive Biomarker for Epilepsy

Aug. 27, 2018 — Heartbeat irregularities connected to brain activity abnormalities may lead to the ability to predict eventual epileptic seizures in subjects who suffered physical or infectious brain insults, ... read more

Heart Abnormalities May Trigger Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy

Aug. 23, 2018 — Patients with a rare disease called Dravet syndrome are at heightened risk for sudden unexplained death in epilepsy. Researchers are using stem cells to identify the effects of a gene mutation on the ... read more

Automated Detection of Focal Epileptic Seizures in a Sentinel Area of the Human Brain

Aug. 17, 2018 — In a first-in-humans pilot study, researchers have identified a sentinel area of the brain that may give an early warning before clinical seizure manifestations from focal epilepsy appear. They have ... read more

Brain Proteins, Patterns Reveal Clues to Understanding Epilepsy

Aug. 9, 2018 — Researchers have identified which brain proteins might be most influential in controlling neural activity associated with epilepsy and anxiety, paving the way for better prevention and treatments ... read more

Crowdsourcing Algorithms to Predict Epileptic Seizures

Aug. 9, 2018 — A study reveals clinically relevant epileptic seizure prediction is possible in a wider range of patients than previously thought, thanks to the crowdsourcing of more than 10,000 algorithms ... read more

Content of Illicit Cannabis Extracts Used to Treat Children With Epilepsy Revealed

July 5, 2018 — A pioneering study has found carers who turned to medicinal cannabis to treat children with epilepsy overwhelmingly (75 percent) considered the extracts as ... read more

Absence Epilepsy: When the Brain Is Like 'an Orchestra Without a Conductor'

June 19, 2018 — New contributions to the field of epilepsy have opened a window into the cellular events that occur in the brain during absence ... read more

Prediction Method for Epileptic Seizures Developed

May 30, 2018 — Engineers have developed a machine-learning and AI-powered algorithm to predict the onset of epileptic ... read more

Early-Life Seizures Prematurely Wake Up Brain Networks Tied to Autism

May 29, 2018 — Early-life seizures prematurely switch on key synapses in the brain that may contribute to further neurodevelopmental delay in children with autism and other intellectual disabilities, suggests a new ... read more

May 24, 2018 — Scientists have identified specific gut bacteria that play an essential role in the anti-seizure effects of the ketogenic diet. The study is the first to establish a causal link between seizure ... read more

Cannabidiol Significantly Reduces Seizures in Patients With Severe Form of Epilepsy

May 16, 2018 — Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a 'high,' was shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled trial to significantly reduce the number ... read more

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