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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)
Epilepsy study shows link between brain activity and memory
A new Cedars-Sinai study reveals how memory and abnormal brain activity are linked in patients with epilepsy who often report problems with memory. (2020-01-06)
Extra benefit from epilepsy neurostimulators -- reducing comorbid neuropsychiatric symptoms
Researchers report cases of five epilepsy patients who found better treatments for deleterious neuropsychiatric symptoms like anxiety, depression, psychosis and impaired memory using data collected -- while the patients were at home -- from implanted neurostimulators placed in their brains to control their epileptic seizures. (2020-01-02)
Social bots tweet dodgy claims about pot, diluting solid science
A USC analysis of tens of thousands of cannabis-related posts on Twitter found that social bots regularly perpetuated bogus health claims on the platform, illustrating how false statements may drown out solid science on social media. (2019-12-19)
The Lancet: Drug could help reduce frequency of seizures for children with Dravet Syndrome, a severe treatment-resistant epilepsy, compared with placebo
Children with Dravet Syndrome given fenfluramine experienced a greater reduction in convulsive seizures, compared to patients given a placebo for a 14-week treatment period, according to a randomised controlled trial published in The Lancet. (2019-12-17)
Zooming in on brain circuits allows researchers to stop seizure activity
A team of neuroscientists have found, in animal models, that they can 'switch off' epileptic seizures. (2019-12-16)
Migraine prevention in children and adolescents
Two medicines already used to prevent migraine in adults also showed efficacy in adolescents with migraine. (2019-12-10)
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)
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