Epilepsy

Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Risk of Suicidal Behavior in Young Users
June 14, 2019


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THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports the notion that a drug used to control epilepsy and other disorders could make some y...
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Children's brains reorganize after epilepsy surgery to retain visual perception
June 4, 2019
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. While brain surgery can halt seizures, it ca...
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Patients with both schizophrenia and epilepsy die alarmingly early
May 16, 2019
Patients who suffer from schizophrenia and epilepsy are particularly vulnerable. In the study, the researchers followed more than 1,5 mio. people and classified them according to whether they were diagnosed with epilepsy, schizophrenia or the combination of epilepsy and schizophrenia on their twe...
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Paving the way for innovative treatment of epilepsy
April 29, 2019
A drug commonly used to treat multiple sclerosis may, after necessary modifications, one day be used to treat patients with epilepsy, researchers in Prof. Inna Slutsky's lab at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University have discovered.
Thi...
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Concussions linked to epilepsy development
January 22, 2019
Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have identified a cellular response in mice to mild traumatic brain injuries that may lead to seizures.
Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of epilepsy, which is characterized as the repeated occurrence of seizures. ...
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Could acid reflux explain sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?
January 11, 2019
Sudden unexpected deaths in epilepsy have stumped researchers for decades. According to a new study, seemingly harmless acid reflux might offer some clues.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated ...
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High-tech epilepsy warning device could save lives
December 25, 2018
Scientists have developed a high-tech bracelet called the Nightwatch, which detects 85 percent of all severe nighttime epilepsy seizures — a much higher percentage than similar devices on the market today.
Smartwatches are gaining pop...
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Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
August 14, 2018
An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's and other neurological disorders function.
Michigan State University scientists are the first to discover a navigational gene in glass c...
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Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'
August 11, 2018
New research finds that two key brain proteins are involved in the neuronal misfiring that characterizes epilepsy. The findings "could potentially change textbooks" on epilepsy, according to the researchers, as well as pave the way for new therapies....
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Spider venom may help treat a serious form of epilepsy
August 8, 2018
According to a new study carried out in Australia, a protein found in spider venom could help scientists design an effective medication for the treatment of a rare form of epilepsy.
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