Medical News Today

Subscribe to Medical News Today feed
Latest Health News and Medical News posted throughout the day, every day.
Updated: 1 hour 26 min ago

Pivotal global Phase III study data for Fycompa® (perampanel) in primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures now published in Neurology

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 09:00
Pivotal, global phase III study results for Fycompa® (perampanel) in primary generalised tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures are published for the first time today in Neurology.
Categories: What's Current?

Scientists uncover a difference between the sexes

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:00
Sex does matter: Key molecular process in brain is different in males and femalesMale and female brains operate differently at a molecular level, a Northwestern University research team reports...
Categories: What's Current?

Rapid eye movements in sleep reset dream 'snapshots'

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:00
Tel Aviv University, UCLA researchers find eye movements during REM sleep reflect brain activity patterns associated with new imagesRapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, the period in which we...
Categories: What's Current?

Music could help treat epilepsy

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 03:00
Researchers from Ohio State University found the brains of people with epilepsy respond differently to music, suggesting music could be used to help treat the disorder.
Categories: What's Current?

World's first 3D-printed drug approved by FDA

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:00
The world's first drug developed using 3D-printing technology has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of epilepsy.
Categories: What's Current?

Static synapses on a moving structure: Mind the gap!

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:00
In biology, stability is important. From body temperature to blood pressure and sugar levels, our body ensures that these remain within reasonable limits and do not reach potentially damaging...
Categories: What's Current?

Novel treatments emerging for human mitochondrial diseases

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:00
Using existing drugs, such as lithium, to restore basic biological processes in human cells and animal models, researchers may have broken a long-standing logjam in devising effective treatments for...
Categories: What's Current?

Neuroscientists decipher brain's noisy code

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:00
Study explains how output of single neurons can predict behavior on perceptual testsBy analyzing the signals of individual neurons, neuroscientists have deciphered the code the brain uses to...
Categories: What's Current?

Device delivers drugs to brain via remote control

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:00
Technology demonstrated for the first time in miceTiny, implantable devices are capable of delivering light or drugs to specific areas of the brain, potentially improving drug delivery to...
Categories: What's Current?

UI researchers stimulate human amygdala to gain key insight into SUDEP

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:00
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is becoming increasingly recognized as a very real and devastating problem in which impaired breathing is thought to play a critical role.
Categories: What's Current?

New evidence linking brain mutation to autism, epilepsy and other neuro disorders

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:00
Findings, published 15 July in Nature Communications, reveal the extent a mutation associated with autism and epilepsy plays in impairing a biochemical process in the brain.
Categories: What's Current?

Prion protein protects against epilepsy

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 07:00
Neuroprotective role of PrPC confirmed with unprecedented accuracyThis is the prion protein. Credit: G. Giachin & G.
Categories: What's Current?

Pregnant women with epilepsy 'at greater risk of death, delivery complications'

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:00
Pregnant women with epilepsy may be at 10 times greater risk of maternal death and adverse complications during delivery than those without the disorder, a new study finds.
Categories: What's Current?

Discovery at University of Adelaide to help thousands of young girls worldwide suffering from debilitating form of epilepsy

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:00
The discovery of the gene responsible for a form of epilepsy in girls has led to a new treatment for the disorder.
Categories: What's Current?

New study of human memory is 'a major achievement'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:00
Using pictures of celebrities and famous landmarks, researchers have been able to pinpoint which neurons encode memories in participants with electrodes implanted in their brains.
Categories: What's Current?

Fycompa (perampanel) receives European MA for PGTC seizures in patients with idiopathic generalised epilepsy

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:00
The European Commission (EC) has today granted marketing authorisation approval for Fycompa® (perampanel), for use as a once-daily, adjunctive therapy for primary generalised tonic-clonic...
Categories: What's Current?

Quiet that ringing in the brain

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 09:00
New drug promises relief from epilepsy and tinnitus with fewer side effectsA new drug may treat epilepsy and prevent tinnitus by selectively affecting potassium channels in the brain, UConn...
Categories: What's Current?

Functioning brain follows famous sand pile model

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 03:00
One of the deep problems in understanding the brain is to understand how relatively simple computing units (the neurons), collectively perform extremely complex operations (thinking).
Categories: What's Current?

Neurostimulation in epilepsy: New techniques, new promises

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 08:00
"Despite the advent of new pharmacological treatments and the high success rate of many surgical treatments for epilepsy, a substantial number of patients do not become seizure-free or experience...
Categories: What's Current?

Scientists identify amino acid that stops seizures in mice

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:00
Finding suggests novel mechanism for treating epilepsyAn amino acid whose role in the body has been all but a mystery appears to act as a potent seizure inhibitor in mice, according to a study by...
Categories: What's Current?