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Epilepsy surgery: The earlier the better, overview study shows
A person with drug resistant epilepsy who gets an early surgical intervention has a better chance of becoming seizure free. (2019-09-12)
Researchers describe the epigenetic fingerprints everyday experiences leave in neurons
An international study led by researchers from the Instituto de Neurosciencias, UMH-CSIC in Alicante presents a novel multi-omic analysis of the changes in the organization of the genetic material of neurons triggered by neuronal activation both in a pathological (epilepsy) and in a physiological context (learning and memory). (2019-09-09)
Watching music move through the brain
Scientists have observed how the human brain represents a familiar piece of music, according to research published in JNeurosci. (2019-09-09)
Mechanism of epilepsy causing membrane protein is discovered
The team lead by Dr. Lim Hyun-Ho of Korea Brain Research Institute published its paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). (2019-08-29)
Better seizure control with ketogenic diet in infants with genetic epilepsy
Research shows that starting infants as young as 3 weeks old on the ketogenic diet is effective in treating epilepsy. (2019-08-27)
Breaching the brain's defense causes epilepsy
Epileptic seizures can happen to anyone. But how do they occur and what initiates such a rapid response? (2019-08-26)
Accurate detection of low-level somatic mutation in intractable epilepsy
KAIST medical scientists have developed an advanced method for perfectly detecting low-level somatic mutation in patients with intractable epilepsy. (2019-08-14)
Migraine diagnoses positively associated with all-cause dementia
Several studies have recently focused on the association between migraine headaches and other headaches and dementia and found a positive migraine-dementia relationship. (2019-08-14)
Research brief: High fat foods can increase CBD absorption into the body
U of M researchers compared CBD absorption in patients on an empty stomach versus a standardized fatty breakfast. (2019-08-13)
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)
Largest ever study finds links in epilepsy genes
Researchers and patients from Austin Health and the University of Melbourne have been involved in the largest ever study looking at the genetic sequences of people with epilepsy. (2019-08-01)
Deep brain stimulation modifies memory
Deep brain stimulation of the cingulate cortex worsens memory recall, according to research in epilepsy patients published in JNeurosci. (2019-07-29)
Preclinical study of therapeutic strategy for Lafora disease shows promise
A team of scientists have designed and tested in mice a novel and promising therapeutic strategy for treating Lafora Disease (LD), a fatal form of childhood epilepsy. (2019-07-25)
UTSA reduces seizures by removing newborn neurons
Epileptic seizures happen in one of every 10 people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). (2019-07-22)
Social isolation stresses rodents
The traditional method of housing mice and rats alone increases stress and worsens epilepsy, according to a new study published in eNeuro. (2019-07-22)
Novel therapy administered after TBI prevents brain damage
Could a therapy administered 30 minutes after a traumatic brain injury prevent damage that leads to seizures and other harmful effects? (2019-07-16)
Reducing seizures by removing newborn neurons
Removing new neurons born after a brain injury reduces seizures in mice, according to new research in JNeurosci. (2019-07-15)
How the brain remembers where you're heading to
The brain appears to implement a GPS system for spatial navigation; however, it is not yet fully understood how it works. (2019-07-08)
Cannabis dosage studied to reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsy
Medicinal cannabis oil containing both cannabidiol (CBD) and a small amount of THC ended or reduced the number of seizures in children with severe, drug-resistant epilepsy. (2019-07-08)
Bringing neuromodulation therapies to drug-resistant epilepsy patients
To fill a service gap and improve seizure control for drug-resistant epilepsy, the University of Alabama at Birmingham created an epilepsy neuromodulation clinic. (2019-06-25)
Commonly prescribed drugs could increase the risk of dementia, says a new study
New research suggests that regular use of certain types of commonly prescribed drugs used to treat bladder conditions, Parkinson's disease and depression, could significantly increase the risk of dementia in later life. (2019-06-24)
Does stimulation of the brain's dorsal anterior insula trigger ecstasy?
The epileptic 'aura' is a subjective phenomenon that sometimes precedes the visible clinical features of a seizure. (2019-06-24)
Epilepsy and sudden death linked to bad gene
In sudden death in epilepsy, people stop breathing for no apparent reason and die. (2019-06-20)
First blood-brain barrier chip using stem cells developed by Ben-Gurion University researchers
''By combining organ-chip technology and human iPSC-derived tissue, we have created a neurovascular unit that recapitulates complex BBB functions, provides a platform for modeling inheritable neurological disorders, and advances drug screening, as well as personalized medicine,'' Ben-Gurion University researcher Dr. (2019-06-12)
Inducing seizures to stop seizures
Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. (2019-06-11)
Strobe lighting at dance music festivals linked to tripling in epileptic fit risk
Strobe lighting at electronic dance music festivals may be linked to a tripling in the risk of epileptic fits in susceptible individuals, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-06-11)
New research could help predict seizures before they happen
A new study has found a pattern of molecules that appear in the blood before a seizure happens. (2019-06-10)
Epilepsy drugs during pregnancy linked with later childhood behavioral problems
A new Epilepsia study has uncovered an increased risk of behavioral problems in children of mothers with epilepsy who took common antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy. (2019-06-05)
Children's brains reorganize after epilepsy surgery to retain visual perception
Children can keep full visual perception -- the ability to process and understand visual information -- after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. (2019-06-04)
Brains of children with epilepsy able to re-map after surgery to retain visual perception
For children with severe epilepsy, surgery is the last resort used to prevent seizures but the treatment can often come with the risk of both visual and cognitive impairments. (2019-06-04)
Inhibitory neurons have two types of impact on brain oscillations
Synchronisation is important to understanding how neurons behave, which is particularly relevant with regard to brain diseases like Alzheimer's, epilepsy and Parkinson's. (2019-05-28)
Synthetic version of CBD treats seizures in rats
A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by chemists at UC Davis. (2019-05-28)
What's the right amount of 'zapping' in epilepsy laser surgery?
A multicenter trial of minimally invasive laser surgery to treat epileptic seizures reveals approaches for better seizure control with fewer side effects. (2019-05-21)
CBD clinical trial results on seizure frequency in dogs 'encouraging'
Dr. Stephanie McGrath found in a small study that 89 percent of dogs who received CBD in the clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures. (2019-05-21)
Brain network activity can improve in epilepsy patients after surgery
Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity similar to patterns seen in people without epilepsy, according to a new study published in the journal Neurosurgery. (2019-05-16)
Patients with both schizophrenia and epilepsy die alarmingly early
More than one in four patients with schizophrenia and epilepsy die before reaching the age of fifty. (2019-05-16)
Automatic neurological disease diagnosis using deep learning
A team of researchers from Osaka University and The University of Tokyo developed MNet, an automatic diagnosis system for neurological diseases using magnetoencephalography (MEG), demonstrating the possibility of making automatic neurological disease diagnoses using MEG. (2019-05-16)
Novel tool used to mine clinical data and identify causative gene in childhood epilepsy
Researchers systematically compared phenotypes, or clinical data, of patients with severe childhood epilepsies through a novel analysis strategy and looked for common genetic causes in patients who had similar clinical presentations. (2019-05-16)
New drug could help treat neonatal seizures
A new drug that inhibits neonatal seizures in rodent models could open up new avenues for the treatment of epilepsy in human newborns. (2019-05-15)
New tool to predict epileptic seizures in pregnancy could save lives
A new risk calculator for pregnant women with epilepsy, developed by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, has been found to accurately predict the risk of seizures during pregnancy and up to six weeks after delivery, and could save the lives of mothers and babies. (2019-05-13)
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