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Human Brain Transplantation Protocol Approved To Reverse Nerve And Brain Damage
Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are ready to start a human treatment protocol that can reverse nerve and brain damage caused by stroke, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and spinal cord injuries. (1998-10-30)
Epilepsy advocates propose strategies to heighten treatment expectations
On the heels of the nation's largest event dedicated to the epilepsy community, the National Walk for Epilepsy, advocates today announced their recommendations in response to a new national survey uncovering key challenges facing the epilepsy community. (2008-03-28)
Barrow researcher receives grant to study flicker fusion
Stephen Macknik, Ph.D., director of Laboratory and Behavioral Neurophysiology at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. (2007-06-18)
NIH Scientists Find Nicotinic Receptor In Brain: May Help To Explain Epilepsy, Alzheimer's, Addiction
Two scientists of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have found evidence for a new role for a specialized neurotransmitter receptor, the nicotinic receptor, in a region of the brain that is thought to be important in learning and memory processes, the hippocampus. (1997-11-04)
New genes identified in childhood fever-related seizures
Researchers have localized two new genes that are associated with fever-related seizures that occur in infancy and childhood, according to a study published in the April 24, 2007, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2007-04-23)
A Nerve Growth Factor Can Sabotage Brain Development
A protein known for nurturing nerve cells can sabotage early brain development, according to a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (1997-03-21)
American Epilepsy Society grants Extraordinary Contributions Award to Story Landis, Ph.D
The American Epilepsy Society (AES) announces that Story Landis, Ph.D., former director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will receive the Extraordinary Contribution Award at the Society's 69th annual meeting in Philadelphia. (2015-12-05)
Diet may eliminate spasms for infants with epilepsy
Infantile spasms are a severe and potentially devastating epilepsy condition affecting children aged typically 4-8 months. (2008-09-08)
University of Minnesota engineering researchers discover new non-invasive method for diagnosing epilepsy
A team of University of Minnesota biomedical engineers and researchers from Mayo Clinic published a groundbreaking study today that outlines how a new type of non-invasive brain scan taken immediately after a seizure gives additional insight into possible causes and treatments for epilepsy patients. (2012-08-24)
Has a possible new lead been found in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases?
Good communication between brain cells is vital for optimal health. (2014-11-24)
Potential treatment prevents damage from prolonged seizures
Researchers have found a new anti-inflammatory compound that can reduce mortality when given to mice after drug-induced seizures. (2013-02-11)
New fruit fly model of epilepsy reveals mechanisms behind fever-induced seizures
UC Irvine and Brown University researchers have created a new fruit fly model of inherited epilepsy that's providing insights into the mechanisms underlying temperature-dependent seizures while establishing a platform from which to develop therapies for these disorders. (2012-10-17)
Brain synapse formation linked to proteins, Stanford study finds
Critical connections that neurons form in the brain during development turn out to rely on common but overlooked cells, called glia. (2005-02-10)
Animal study shows promising path to prevent epilepsy
Duke Medicine researchers have identified a receptor in the nervous system that may be key to preventing epilepsy following a prolonged period of seizures. (2013-06-20)
Why epilepsy may account for more lost years of life than other brain disorders
People with epilepsy have a 27-fold greater risk of sudden death than people without the disorder. (2015-12-16)
Fish oil may help curb seizure frequency in epilepsy
Low doses of fish oil may help to curb the frequency of epileptic seizures when drug treatment no longer works, suggests a small study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. (2014-09-08)
Estrogen fluctuation affects epileptic seizures
A Northwestern University scientist reports that understanding how estrogen contributes to seizure activity could lead to novel and needed therapeutic targets for anti-epileptic drugs. (2007-04-30)
Teens of epileptic moms display poor school performance
A large population-based study revealed that multiple antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) used by pregnant women to control seizures may cause poor school performance in their teenagers. (2010-11-04)
No more seizures? New drug holds promise for epilepsy patients
People with newly diagnosed epilepsy experienced few, if any, seizures while taking the drug levetiracetam as a single therapy, giving hope to epilepsy patients who don't respond to or can't tolerate existing treatments, according to a study published in the Feb. (2007-02-05)
FutureNeuro researchers integrate genomics data in to electronic patient records
Researchers from the HSE Epilepsy Lighthouse Project and FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases hosted by RCSI, have developed a new genomics module in the Irish National Epilepsy Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system. (2019-08-08)
Epilepsy drug dosage linked to specific birth defects
In a world first, new Australian medical research has given pregnant women with epilepsy new hope of reducing their chance of having a baby with physical birth defects. (2013-08-25)
Solving the puzzle of the BK ion channel
A team of scientists at Washington University has discovered that an ion-channel mutation that causes epilepsy may do so by making part of the channel protein stiffer, so that the channel toggles open more easily. (2010-06-23)
Lower IQ found in children of women who took epilepsy drug
Children of women who took the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy appear to be at a greater risk for lower IQ, according to research presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 59th annual Meeting in Boston, April 28-May 5, 2007. (2007-05-03)
Important role for the cerebellum
Hereditary diseases such as epilepsy or various coordination disorders may be caused by changes in nerve cells of the cerebellum, which do not set in until after birth. (2011-03-18)
UT Dallas study: Initial success for new tinnitus treatment
In a study published online Nov. 20 in Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, UT Dallas researchers Drs. (2013-11-21)
Some epilepsy drugs taken during pregnancy may impair brain development
Certain epilepsy drugs taken during pregnancy may impair children's normal brain development. (2000-12-19)
FDA approves new indication for Topamax as initial monotherapy for adults and children with epilepsy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new use for TOPAMAX (topiramate) Tablets and TOPAMAX (topiramate capsules) Sprinkle Capsules as initial monotherapy in patients 10 years of age and older with partial onset or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. (2005-06-30)
Attempting to predict epileptic seizure
While the causes of epileptic seizures continue to confound brain researchers, scientists have been exploring how changes in the coordinated activity of brain networks, monitored through electrodes, might help predict impending seizures. (2010-12-14)
Seizures and sudden death: When SUMO 'wrestles' potassium channels
A gene crucial for brain and heart development may also be associated with sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, the most common cause of early mortality in epilepsy patients. (2014-09-03)
Study examines relationship between autoimmune skin disease and neurologic disorders
Individuals with the autoimmune skin disease bullous pemphigoid appear more likely to have a diagnosis of neurologic disease, such as dementia and cerebrovascular disease, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-11-15)
Fly method is epilepsy's ray of light
A revolutionary new approach developed by University of Manchester scientists has for the first time shown that epilepsy could be preventable. (2015-11-05)
Study finds elderly patients achieve seizure freedom on epilepsy therapy
According to the results of a study presented today, University Hospitals of Cleveland researchers found that treatment with the anti-epileptic drug (AED) Keppra (levetiracetam) used alone resulted in seizure freedom in elderly patients. (2003-12-09)
New personal monitoring devices for epilepsy may offer alternatives to inpatient video EEG
Uncontrolled epilepsy often requires a series of trials and errors to identify effective drug combinations. (2015-12-07)
Study indicates when to discuss early mortality risk in patients with epilepsy
Doctors should discuss the risk of premature death with epilepsy patients when treatment fails or is refused despite recurrent seizures, according to a study published online today (Wednesday May 3, 2006) by the Lancet Neurology. (2006-05-02)
Epilepsy alters organization of brain networks and functional efficiency
Epilepsy, a disorder characterized by abnormal neuronal activity in certain regions of the brain, leads to organizational changes that can alter brain efficiency at the level of the whole brain. (2015-04-29)
Single microRNA powers motor activity
New research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shows that microRNA-128 is one of the strongest regulators of nerve cell excitability and motor activity, and that it does so by adjusting an entire neuronal signaling pathway. (2013-12-05)
KEPPRA international Phase IV SKATE study results show favourable efficacy
First interim results from UCB Pharma's ongoing Phase IV SKATE study show a high proportion of patients with partial onset seizures experienced an overall significant clinical improvement when treated with KEPPRA. (2003-05-17)
Genome sequencing finds unknown cause of epilepsy
In one of the first successful attempts to use whole-genome sequencing to track down the cause of a neurological disease in a patient, UA researchers have identified a previously unknown mutation in a sodium channel protein as the likely cause of a severe form of epilepsy. (2012-02-23)
NYU researchers look at yoga's impact on epilepsy
In a quiet, dark gym, yoga instructor Ramona Shih tells her students to focus on breathing deeply. (2001-07-25)
New class of potential drugs inhibits inflammation in brain
Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a new group of compounds that may protect brain cells from inflammation linked to seizures and neurodegenerative diseases. (2012-02-14)
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