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New vitamin K-based drug shows promise against medication-resistant epilepsy
Medical University of South Carolina researchers have designed a new vitamin K-based compound that shows excellent seizure-control properties, even in preclinical models of medication-resistant seizures. (2020-07-06)
One million epilepsy patients in China missing out on beneficial surgery
In 2010, Professor Patrick Kwan from Monash University's Department of Neuroscience, led an international team researching the causes and outcomes of epilepsy patients in rural China. (2020-07-06)
Discovery of new step in how brain cells work could lead to new therapies for epilepsy
Researchers have identified a critical new step in how brain cells function in people with one of the most common forms of epilepsy. (2020-06-30)
Brain receptor pulls open electrical gate like a puppet master
NMDA receptors convert chemical messages into electrical signals within a neuron. (2020-06-30)
Novel potassium channel activator which acts as a potential anticonvulsant discovered
Mount Sinai neuroscience researchers discover a novel potassium channel activator which acts as a potential anticonvulsant. (2020-06-30)
International study discovers three potential new targets for treating epilepsy
A major international study has uncovered three molecules that have the potential to be developed into new drugs to treat epilepsy. (2020-06-25)
World's first genetic and environmental risks identified for common form of childhood epilepsy
A new study of childhood epilepsy has identified the world's first environmental risk factor for the disease - maternal smoking in pregnancy, and discovered a new genetic association with the condition, pointing to potential new treatments for the disease. (2020-06-24)
New drug pathway linked with tuberous sclerosis
Researchers in the Translational Neuroscience Center have discovered that the heat shock protein cascade may represent druggable targets for tuberous sclerosis (2020-06-24)
Mutations linked to intellectual disability point to overly active ion channe
Two mutations identified in individuals with developmental and epileptic brain disease can be traced back to the same ion channel. (2020-06-18)
How chandelier cells light up the brain
Chandelier cells stand out among brain cells for their elaborate, branching structure. (2020-06-18)
Hallucinations in people with seizures may point to suicide risk
A study from scientists at Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland shows that 8% of individuals with a history of seizures report hallucinations, including experiences of hearing or seeing things that are not based in reality. (2020-06-11)
Mozart may reduce seizure frequency in people with epilepsy
A new clinical research study by Dr. Marjan Rafiee and Dr. (2020-06-10)
Antiepileptic drugs are associated with a higher risk of mortality in persons with Alzheimer's
The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with a higher risk of death among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. (2020-06-03)
Your brain needs to be ready to remember?
What happens in the hippocampus even before people attempt to form memories may impact whether they remember. (2020-06-01)
Exposure to 'good bacteria' during pregnancy buffers risk of autism-like syndrome
Giving beneficial bacteria to stressed mothers during the equivalent of the third trimester of pregnancy prevents an autism-like disorder in their offspring, according to a new animal study. (2020-05-26)
Epilepsy-related deaths common in young adults and are not reducing, new research shows
A new study due to be presented at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Virtual Congress shows the burden of potentially avoidable epilepsy-related deaths in young adults remains large, with those aged between 16 and 24 having a six-fold increased risk of epilepsy-related death. (2020-05-24)
Scientists develop noninvasive ultrasound neuromodulation technique
Researchers from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a noninvasive ultrasound neuromodulation technique, which could potentially modulate neuronal excitability without any harm in the brain. (2020-05-14)
Mole-rats' failure to social distance offers clue for treating some neurological disorders
A new study into why African naked mole-rats shun social distancing in favor of crowded sleeping arrangements provides insight into what may be occurring in the brains of people with certain neurological conditions, including autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, and schizophrenia. (2020-04-30)
High density EEG produces dynamic image of brain signal source
Marking a major milestone on the path to meeting the objectives of the NIH BRAIN initiative, research by Carnegie Mellon's Biomedical Engineering Department Head Bin He advances high-density electroencephalography (EEG) as the future paradigm for dynamic functional neuroimaging. (2020-04-23)
Virginia Tech scientists reveal brain tumors impact normally helpful cells
Unprovoked recurrent seizures are a serious problem affecting most patients who suffer from glioma, a primary brain tumor composed of malignant glial cells. (2020-04-06)
Antibodies in the brain trigger epilepsy
Certain forms of epilepsy are accompanied by inflammation of important brain regions. (2020-03-24)
New brain disorder discovery
A study has uncovered a new neurodegenerative disorder in which children experience developmental regression and severe epilepsy. (2020-03-19)
University of Iowa scientists pinpoint a brain region that stops breathing in pediatric epilepsy
University of Iowa neuroscientists have identified a specific area of the brain involved in the loss of breathing that occurs during a seizure. (2020-03-12)
Magnolia bark compound could someday help treat drug-resistant epilepsy
In patients with epilepsy, normal neurological activity becomes disrupted, causing debilitating seizures. (2020-03-11)
Scientists monitored brains replaying memories in real time
In a study of epilepsy patients, researchers at the National Institutes of Health monitored the electrical activity of thousands of individual brain cells, called neurons, as patients took memory tests. (2020-03-05)
Could targeting an Alzheimer's-associated protein prevent Autism?
Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes report in Neuron that reducing levels of a protein called tau prevents the core symptoms from arising in mouse models simulating different forms of autism spectrum disorders. (2020-03-02)
Discovery of GABAergic synaptic regulations inside the brain for a new epilepsy treatment
DGIST announced on February 12, 2020 that the joint research team of Professor Jaewon Ko and Professor Ji Won Um in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences found a new candidate target to treat epilepsy by regulating GABAergic synaptic functions . (2020-03-02)
Early intervention following traumatic brain injury reduces epilepsy risk
A research team led by a scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has found that brains treated with certain drugs within a few days of an injury have a dramatically reduced risk of developing epilepsy later in life. (2020-02-27)
Study finds artisanal CBD not as effective as pharmaceutical CBD for reducing seizures
Children and teens with epilepsy who were treated with pharmaceutical cannabidiol (CBD) had much better seizure control than those who were treated with artisanal CBD, according to a preliminary study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 72nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 25 to May 1, 2020. (2020-02-27)
New therapy stops seizures in mouse model of rare childhood epilepsy
SCN8A encephalopathy, a rare form of childhood epilepsy, could be improved with a treatment already approved for other uses. (2020-02-20)
Developing seizures after stroke may increase risk of death, disability
Developing seizures after severe stroke was linked to higher risk of death or disability. (2020-02-12)
Sensitive and specific potassium nanosensors to detect epileptic seizures
IBS scientists in collaboration with collaborators at Zhejiang University,have reported a highly sensitive and specific nanosensor that can monitor dynamic changes of potassium ion in mice undergoing epileptic seizures, indicating their intensity and origin in the brain. (2020-02-10)
Artificial intelligence can analyze myoclonus severity from video footage
Fast, reliable and automatic assessment of the severity of myoclonic jerks from video footage is now possible, thanks to an algorithm using deep convolutional neural network architecture and pretrained models that identify and track keypoints in the human body. (2020-02-07)
Are neurological disorders associated with increased risk of suicide?
Nearly 40 years of registry data for 7.3 million people living in Denmark were used to examine whether people diagnosed with neurological disorders, including dementia, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis, die by suicide more often than others. (2020-02-04)
Neurological disorders are linked to elevated suicide rates
A newly published study in JAMA shows that people with neurological disorders have a 75% higher suicide rate than people with no neurological disorders. (2020-02-04)
Smoke two of these and call me in the morning? Not quite, study finds
Researchers surveyed cannabis users about beliefs on marijuana's effectiveness in treating certain medical conditions. (2020-01-30)
Research brief: Mothers on antiepileptic medication can safely breastfeed
Professor Angela Birnbaum in the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy speaks about breastfeeding and antiepileptic medication. (2020-01-30)
More than 40% of status epilepticus patients suffer adverse outcomes
A new study published in Seizure gives insight into the short-term outcome of patients treated for status epilepticus in Kuopio University Hospital in Finland. (2020-01-24)
Study gauges efficacy of drugs against pork tapeworm
Taenia solium -- also called pork tapeworm -- is a parasite which causes disease around the world, particularly in very poor communities with deficient sanitation and where pigs roam free. (2020-01-16)
Some genetic sequencing fail to analyze large segments of DNA
Children who undergo expansive genetic sequencing may not be getting the thorough DNA analysis their parents were expecting, say experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center. (2020-01-06)
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