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Patient diaries reveal propensity for epileptic seizures
A Rice alumna and her statistician mentor receive the first validation of their tool to assess patients' histories to identify periods of heightened propensity for epileptic seizures. (2019-12-04)
Major epilepsy study offers much-needed answers on 3 lifesaving seizure drugs
There are effective treatments to stop life-threatening epilepsy seizures when the initial treatment has failed, a sweeping new study reveals. (2019-12-02)
Investigational drug for people with treatment-resistant epilepsy
Imagine not being able to drive, shower alone or even work because you are never quite sure when the next seizure will leave you incapacitated. (2019-11-21)
Unable to reject increased suicide risk associated with use of anti-epileptic drugs
Three of the most common forms of anti-epileptic drugs in Denmark is associated with increase in patients' risk of suicide. (2019-11-21)
Study finds associations between rheumatoid arthritis, other diseases before and after diagnosis
A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 3,276 patients has found that people with inflammatory bowel disease, Type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. (2019-11-20)
The ever-changing brain: Shining a light on synaptic plasticity
Researchers in the Membrane Cooperativity Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan, in collaboration with researchers from universities across Japan, have found that AMPA receptors form and disintegrate continually, within a fraction of a second, rather than existing as stable entities. (2019-11-20)
New cell therapy improves memory and stops seizures following TBI
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury. (2019-11-15)
Study provides insights on the effects of cannabidiol on severe form of epilepsy
Results from a study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology may help explain why cannabidiol -- a chemical component of marijuana with no psychoactive properties -- reduces the frequency of seizures in patients with a severe form of epilepsy. (2019-11-07)
New gene therapy for epilepsy provides on-demand release of endogenous substance
A joint press release by Charité and the Medical University of Innsbruck Teams of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Medical University of Innsbruck have developed a new therapeutic concept for the treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy. (2019-10-30)
First structure of human cotransporter protein family member solved
In work that could someday improve treatments for epilepsy, UT Southwestern scientists have published the first three-dimensional structure of a member of a large family of human proteins that carry charged particles -- ions -- across the cell membrane. (2019-10-29)
Scientists reveal novel oncogenic driver gene in human gastrointestinal stromal tumors
A team led by Prof. WANG Yuexiang of the Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health (SINH) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with Prof. (2019-10-24)
New therapeutic strategy may help reverse autism behavioral abnormalities
Mutations in specific genes, such as PTEN, can explain many autism cases. (2019-10-21)
Stanford study shows why even well-controlled epilepsy can disrupt thinking
A study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators may help explain why even people benefiting from medications for their epilepsy often continue to experience bouts of difficulty thinking, perceiving and remembering clearly. (2019-10-16)
Repeated febrile convulsions linked to epilepsy and psychiatric disorders
The risk of febrile convulsions increases with the child's fever, and children who suffer from repeated febrile convulsions during their first year of life have an increased risk of developing epilepsy and psychiatric disorders later in life. (2019-10-15)
Cleveland Clinic-led research team develops new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores
An international team of researchers led by Cleveland Clinic has developed new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores which may lay the foundation for a more personalized method of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. (2019-10-14)
Epilepsy: Function of 'brake cells' disrupted
In some forms of epilepsy, the function of certain ''brake cells'' in the brain is presumed to be disrupted. (2019-10-01)
Exploring the brain in a new way: WVU researcher records neurons to understand cognition
Whether we're searching for Waldo or our keys in a room of clutter, we tap into a part of the frontal region of the brain when performing visual, goal-related tasks. (2019-10-01)
Cancer tumours form surprising connections with healthy brain cells
Anti-epileptic medicine can curb the dangerous communication and possibly be part of future treatment. (2019-09-27)
Neurons' response to seizure-induced stress reduces seizure severity
In response to seizures, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), a network of flattened tubes in the cell that packages and transports proteins, triggers a stress response that reduces brain activity and seizure severity. (2019-09-26)
'Push-pull' dynamic in brain network is key to stopping seizures
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that the spreading of seizures through the brain can be suppressed depending on the amount of pressure within the brain, an important discovery that may revolutionize the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. (2019-09-23)
CBD may alleviate seizures, benefit behaviors in people with neurodevelopmental conditions
A marijuana plant extract, also known as cannabidiol (CBD), is being commonly used to improve anxiety, sleep problems, pain, and many other neurological conditions. (2019-09-18)
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)
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