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Major epilepsy study offers much-needed answers on 3 lifesaving seizure drugs

December 3, 2019

There are effective treatments to stop life-threatening epilepsy seizures when the initial treatment has failed, a sweeping new…
Head-to-Head Comparison Finds Three Anti-Seizure Drugs Equally Effective for Severe Form of Epilepsy

November 28, 2019

A new study finds that the three most common treatment options administered in the emergency department for patients…
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Patients Missing One Brain Hemisphere Show Surprisingly Intact Neural Connections

November 20, 2019

In the most extreme cases of epilepsy, when a patient’s seizures are relentless and do not respond to…
Study shows why even well-controlled epilepsy can disrupt thinking

October 18, 2019

Transient bursts of high-frequency electrical activity in epileptic brain tissue can impair cognition even when no seizure is…
New Player in Human Aging

October 18, 2019

A new character has stepped onstage in the story of human aging: neural excitation. The brain’s neural activity,…
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Molecular control of neurotransmitter linked to autism described

October 16, 2019

Many neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, and autism have been linked to disruption of the key neurotransmitter…
Deep brain stimulation effective to relieve treatment-resistant depression, long-term data shows

October 7, 2019

Patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can experience long-term relief through deep brain stimulation, according to research conducted…
“Push-pull” Dynamic in Brain Network is Key to Stopping Seizures

September 27, 2019

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that the spreading of seizures through the brain can be suppressed depending on…
Enhancing the way epilepsy is managed by engaging community pharmacists

September 13, 2019

The University of Washington’s School of Pharmacy announced on Thursday, Sept. 12, a collaboration with global biopharmaceutical company…
Cannabis dosage studied to reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsy

July 9, 2019

Children with severe epilepsy also experienced improvements in their quality of life after taking low doses of the…
Children’s brains reorganize after epilepsy surgery to retain visual perception

June 5, 2019

Children can keep full visual perception — the ability to process and understand visual information — after brain…
Synthetic Version of CBD Treats Seizures in Rats

May 29, 2019

A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by…
Patients with both schizophrenia and epilepsy die alarmingly early

May 17, 2019

More than one in four patients with schizophrenia and epilepsy die before reaching the age of fifty. This…
Fooling nerve cells into acting normal

May 10, 2019

Nerve cells, or neurons — specifically the “workhorse cells” involved in walking, breathing and chewing — can adjust…
Study Paves Way for Innovative Treatment of Epilepsy

May 8, 2019

A drug commonly used to treat multiple sclerosis may, after necessary modifications, one day be used to treat…
Students hope to cut ties that bind seizure sufferers

April 25, 2019

Wiring a brain to record epileptic seizures binds a patient to a machine. It’s uncomfortable, to say the…
Epilepsy or Not? PNES Mistaken for More Common Seizure Disorder

April 11, 2019

When someone collapses to the floor, back arching, arms and legs thrashing, your first thought may be epileptic seizure.…
Trial to answer dilemma of treating childhood epilepsy

April 1, 2019

One of the largest ever clinical trials in children with Rolandic epilepsy, coordinated by the University of Liverpool, is…
Our brains may ripple before remembering

March 19, 2019

A sound, a smell, a word can all flood our minds with memories of past experiences. In a…
Scientists link concussions to seizures, development of epilepsy

January 30, 2019

Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have identified a cellular response in mice to mild…
Researchers map previously unknown disease in children

January 14, 2019

Professor Bente Vilsen from Aarhus University and her research group have mapped out a newly discovered serious disease…
It’s not epilepsy: Counseling helps those with often misdiagnosed seizure disorder

January 7, 2019

One of four patients admitted to hospitals for evaluation of seizures don’t have epilepsy but rather have a…
Eisai’s New Drug Application for Perampanel Designated for Priority Review by China National Medical Products Administration

January 5, 2019

Eisai Co., Ltd. announced that its in-house discovered and developed antiepileptic drug (AED) perampanel (generic name, product name:…
Study points to increased risk of harm from cannabis across Europe

January 4, 2019

Cannabis resin and herbal cannabis have significantly increased in potency and in price, according to the first study…
Researchers Develop New Highly Effective Wearable Device for Monitoring Epileptic Seizures

December 27, 2018

A research paper recently published by a group of Dutch scientists details a new wearable device, called NightWatch,…
Silent seizures: seeds of Alzheimer’s disease?

November 30, 2018

It can be frightening to watch a person experiencing an epileptic seizure. But some seizures can’t be seen,…
Effects of epilepsy on neural activity in mice fluctuate with reproductive cycle, study finds

October 15, 2018

Mice with epilepsy have altered patterns of neuron activity in the portion of the brain that controls the…
Newborn Jaundice Treatment May Increase Risk of Childhood Seizures

September 26, 2018

New research suggests that phototherapy – a treatment for newborns with jaundice – could increase children’s risk of…
Electronic device implanted in the brain could stop seizures

August 30, 2018

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop and even…
Heart brain connection could be predictive biomarker for epilepsy

August 28, 2018

Heartbeat irregularities connected to brain activity abnormalities may lead to the ability to predict eventual epileptic seizures in…
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