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Québec siblings with rare orphan disease lead to discovery of rare genetic diseases
Mutations in a gene involved in brain development have led to the discovery of two new neurodevelopmental diseases by an international team led by researchers at McGill University and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center. (2019-04-25)
Trigger region found for absence epileptic seizures
Scientists have discovered a neurological origin for absence seizures--a type of seizure characterized by very short periods of lost consciousness in which people appear to stare blankly at nothing. (2019-04-24)
Measuring brain activity in milliseconds possible through new research
Researchers from King's College London, Harvard and INSERM-Paris have discovered a new way to measure brain function in milliseconds using magnetic resonance elastography (MRE). (2019-04-17)
Stimulating the epileptic brain breaks up neural networks to prevent seizures
Reactive neurostimulation reduces seizure frequency by remodeling the brain, and early electrical signatures of this process could be used to accelerate and personalize treatment. (2019-04-15)
The brain's auto-complete function
When looking at a picture of a sunny day at the beach, we can almost smell the scent of sun screen. (2019-04-03)
Pairing music with medication offers potential therapeutic strategy to manage pain
Researchers at University of Utah Health found pairing music with one of four pain medications offered a promising complementary strategy to treat pain. (2019-03-27)
Using connectomics to understand epilepsy
Abnormalities in structural brain networks and how brain regions communicate may underlie a variety of disorders, including epilepsy, which is one focus of a two-part Special Issue on the Brain Connectome in Brain Connectivity, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. (2019-03-26)
Antiepileptics increase the risk of pneumonia among persons with Alzheimer's disease
People with Alzheimer's disease using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2019-03-21)
Researchers point to a common cause in sudden death syndromes
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) are syndromes that share many medical similarities but whose physiological causes are poorly understood. (2019-03-21)
Our brains may ripple before remembering
In a study of epilepsy patients, researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that split seconds before we recall past experiences tiny electrical waves, called ripples, may flow through key parts of our brains that help store our memories, setting the stage for successful retrieval. (2019-03-15)
Using an anti-smoking drug to control neurons
A potent chemogenetic system pairs an anti-smoking drug with specially engineered proteins to change neuron activity. (2019-03-14)
Big data takes aim at a big human problem
A James Cook University scientist is part of an international team that's used new 'big data' analysis to achieve a major advance in understanding neurological disorders such as Epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. (2019-03-12)
Scientists find first evidence for necessary role of the human hippocampus in planning
A team of scientists reports finding the first evidence that the human hippocampus is necessary for future planning. (2019-03-12)
Less-invasive procedure helps surgeons pinpoint epilepsy surgical candidates
A minimally invasive procedure to determine whether patients with drug-resistant epilepsy are candidates for brain surgery is safer, more efficient, and leads to better outcomes than the traditional method, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-03-07)
Epilepsy: Triangular relationship in the brain
When an epileptic seizure occurs in the brain, the nerve cells lose their usual pattern and fire in a very fast rhythm. (2019-02-25)
Looking behind a rare brain disease for clues to treat more common mental disorders
Researchers have clarified, for the first time, the mechanism behind a very rare brain disorder called MICPCH (microcephaly, disproportionate pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia) syndrome in animal models. (2019-02-15)
Trinity College Dublin researchers describe the first model of mitochondrial epilepsy
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have become the first to describe a model of mitochondrial epilepsy which raises hope for better therapies for patients with this incapacitating condition.Despite the severity of this epilepsy, up to now there have been no animal models available to provide a mechanistic understanding of the condition. (2019-02-15)
No association between antiepileptic drug use and dementia
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a prevalence of around 2 percent. (2019-02-13)
Columbia engineers translate brain signals directly into speech
In a scientific first, Columbia neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. (2019-01-29)
Graphene can hear your brain whisper
A newly developed graphene-based implant can record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information found below 0.1 Hz. (2019-01-24)
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists link concussions to epilepsy development
Experiments by Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists show a strong relationship between changes in astrocytes after mild traumatic brain injury and the eventual occurrence of a seizure. (2019-01-22)
Antiepileptic drugs linked to accumulation of hospital days in persons with Alzheimer's disease
People with Alzheimer's disease who used antiepileptic drugs had a higher number of accumulated hospital days than people with Alzheimer's disease who did not use antiepileptics, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. (2019-01-22)
How concussions may lead to epilepsy
Researchers have identified a cellular response to repeated concussions that may contribute to seizures in mice like those observed following traumatic brain injury in humans. (2019-01-21)
Implantable device curbs seizures and improves cognition in epileptic rats
A protein-secreting device implanted into the hippocampus of epileptic rats reduces seizures by 93 percent in three months, finds preclinical research published in JNeurosci. (2019-01-21)
New key mechanism of epileptic seizures revealed
Russian scientists investigated the changes in the temporal lobe cortex of a rat brain during prolonged epileptic seizures. (2019-01-07)
Two possible new ways to treat silent seizures in children
A recent study led at the Gladstone Institutes, and published in the journal Cell Reports, characterizes silent seizures in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome and identifies a new brain area that could be targeted to stop them. (2019-01-02)
Stem cell-derived neurons stop seizures and improve cognitive function
About 3.4 million Americans, or 1.2 percent of the population, have active epilepsy. (2018-12-20)
Drug repositioning strategy identifies potential anti-epilepsy drugs
Starting with human brain tissue from patients with epilepsy, University of Iowa researchers used gene expression profiling and bioinformatics to identify 91 FDA-approved drugs, that may also have potential as anti-epilepsy treatments. (2018-12-11)
Genetic study of epilepsy points to potential new therapies
The largest study of its kind, led by international researchers including scientists at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), has discovered 11 new genes associated with epilepsy. (2018-12-10)
Cannabis-based compound may reduce seizures in children with epilepsy
Interest has been growing in the use of cannabinoids--the active chemicals in cannabis or marijuana-- for the treatment of epilepsy in children. (2018-12-05)
Stentrode (TM) developed for brain treatments without major surgery
Australian researchers have developed a tiny device that electrically stimulates the brain and could one day be used to treat conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease without invasive surgery. (2018-12-03)
Epileptics in high-crime neighborhoods have three times as many seizures
People with epilepsy living in high crime neighborhoods in Chicago had three times as many seizures as those living in neighborhoods with lower crime rates according to new research from the University of Illinois at Chicago presented at the American Epilepsy Society 2018 conference in New Orleans. (2018-12-02)
Effective new target for mood-boosting brain stimulation found
Researchers have found an effective target in the brain for electrical stimulation to improve mood in people suffering from depression. (2018-11-29)
Early detection of epilepsy in children possible with deep learning computer science technique
Early detection of the most common form of epilepsy in children is possible through 'deep learning,' a new machine learning tool that teaches computers to learn by example, according to a new study that includes researchers from Georgia State University. (2018-11-27)
Can genetic therapy help kids with Angelman syndrome overcome seizures?
Angelman syndrome is a genetic disease with no cure. Children grow up with severe intellectual disabilities and a range of other problems, arguably the worst of which are epileptic seizures. (2018-11-20)
UCLA cell study reveals how head injuries lead to serious brain diseases
UCLA biologists reveal the hidden molecular basis of brain disorders and provide the first cell atlas of the hippocampus -- the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory -- as it is affected by traumatic brain injury. (2018-11-16)
UCI researchers discover molecular mechanisms of an African folk medicine
Researchers in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine have discovered the molecular basis for therapeutic actions of an African folk medicine used to treat a variety of illnesses and disorders including diabetes, pain, headaches, paralysis and epilepsy. (2018-11-14)
Wishes help keep pediatric patients out of the hospital
In the retrospective study patients granted a wish were 2.5 times more likely to have fewer unplanned hospital admissions and 1.9 times more likely not to have to use the emergency department. (2018-11-13)
Scientists solve century-old neuroscience mystery; answers may lead to epilepsy treatment
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have solved a 125-year-old mystery of the brain, and, in the process, uncovered a potential treatment for acquired epilepsy. (2018-11-09)
Compound derived from marijuana may benefit children with epilepsy
In recent years, cannabinoids -- the active chemicals in medical marijuana -- have been increasingly touted as a potential treatment for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. (2018-11-07)
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