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Focal epileptic seizures linked to abnormalities in 3 main brain regions

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 05:00
A new study that used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and computation pattern analysis to identify differences in regional brain activity between subjects with focal epilepsy and healthy...
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Researchers identify dietary fat that could offer more effective epilepsy treatment

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:00
In a new study, decanoic acid, which forms part of the MCT ketogenic diet, was found to be more effective than current medications in preventing seizures in people with epilepsy.
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Laboratory study: Scientists explore a new approach to prevent newborn epilepsies

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:00
New studies in mice show that disease prevention can be a matter of proper timing.
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Animal study shows how exercise may energize brain cell function

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 06:00
As we age or develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's , our brain cells may not produce sufficient energy to remain fully functional.
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Running prevents postnatal side effects of epilepsy drugs in mice

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 03:00
The simple act of running may be sufficient to prevent long-term cognitive impairments caused by prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs, according to a study published November 19th in Stem Cell...
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Brain study sheds light on processes that prompt epilepsy seizures

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:00
A study of how brain cells communicate with each other when minds are most active could aid research into epilepsy, experts say.
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Epilepsy: When the neuron's doorman allows too much in

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:00
In epilepsy, nerve cells or neurons lose their usual rhythm, and ion channels, which have a decisive influence on their excitability, are involved.
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Treating epilepsy and brain traumas by neurotransmitters

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:00
Roustem Khazipov, Head of the group of researchers from Kazan Federal University and Aix-Marseille University, "Brain activity is based on both excitatory and inhibitory actions regulated by...
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Fly method is epilepsy's ray of light

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 08:00
Professor Richard Baines and Dr Carlo Giachello used a genetically-altered fruit fly to show that when nervous system activity is suppressed by shining yellow light through its embryo, it will not go...
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Antiepileptic drugs may progressively impair balance

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 04:00
In a study of 26 twin and sibling pairs where one of each pair had received long-term antiepileptic drug therapy, participants who were taking these medications swayed more during static and dynamic...
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Pertussis infection in children associated with small increased risk of epilepsy

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:00
Although the absolute risk was low, researchers found an increased risk of childhood-onset epilepsy among children in Denmark who had a hospital-diagnosed pertussis infection, compared with the...
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Working memory: Underlying processes are more complex than we thought

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 12:00
Rhythmic brain activity in hippocampus is the key.In order to retain a piece of information for a short time, working memory is required.
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New insight into how neurons regulate their activity

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 09:00
Neurons communicate by passing electrical messages, known as action potentials, between each other.
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Researchers discover an epilepsy switch

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 04:00
Scientists at the University of Bonn and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) have decoded a central signal cascade associated with epileptic seizures.
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Fainting, near-drowning may indicate increased risk of sudden death

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 03:00
A new study calls for people who experience frequent blackouts or near-drowning events to visit their doctor; they may be at increased risk of a serious heart disorder called LQTS.
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Researchers develop drug delivery technique to bypass blood-brain barrier

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 05:00
Breakthrough could help countless patients with neurological conditions that are currently hard to treatResearchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and Boston University have...
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Building and breaking synapses

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 07:00
Our ability to learn, move, and sense our world comes from the neurons in our brain.
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Scientists find potential epilepsy drug

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 06:00
Working in mice, researchers at Duke University have discovered a potential new class of drugs that may prevent the development of temporal lobe epilepsy, one of the most common and devastating forms...
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For children with rare genetic disorder, more extensive epilepsy surgery yields better seizure control

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:00
Children with the genetic disorder tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) often need epilepsy surgery for severe, uncontrollable seizures.
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Penn researchers: New neuroimaging method better identifies epileptic lesions

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 05:00
Epilepsy affects more than 65 million people worldwide. One-third of these patients have seizures that are not controlled by medications.
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