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Brain formation pattern shows why early trauma may leave no clues

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 05:00
Some of the earliest nerve cells to develop in the womb shape brain circuits that process sights and sounds, but then give way to mature networks that convert this sensory information into thoughts.
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Graphene shown to safely interact with neurons in the brain

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:00
Researchers have successfully demonstrated how it is possible to interface graphene - a two-dimensional form of carbon - with neurons, or nerve cells, while maintaining the integrity of these vital...
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Penn researchers use network science to help pinpoint source of seizures

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 09:00
For the third of all epilepsy patients who don't respond to medication, an alternative is to locate the small cluster of neurons that act as the seed of a seizure's aberrant electrical activity and...
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Nerve damage in MS could be prevented with epilepsy drug

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:00
An epilepsy drug - phenytoin - reduced nerve damage by 30% in people with optic neuritis, a new study found, bringing us closer to a neuroprotective drug for multiple sclerosis.
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Socio-economic status may impact care of children with epilepsy

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 08:00
Socio-economic status may influence the use of health resources among children with epilepsy, even in a universal health insurance system.
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UCB's new epilepsy drug BRIVIACT receives EU approval

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 07:00
UCB have announced the European Commission (EC) has approved BRIVIACT® (brivaracetam) as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures with or without secondary...
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Brain waves may be spread by weak electrical field

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:00
Mechanism tied to waves associated with epilepsy.Researchers at Case Western Reserve University may have found a new way information is communicated throughout the brain.
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Levetiracetam shows promise for the treatment of feline audiogenic reflex seizures

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 08:00
A group of UK-based investigators from Davies Veterinary Group and the UCL School of Pharmacy, who recently engaged the veterinary world with an article defining the previously undocumented...
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Epilepsy and marijuana: could cannabidiol reduce seizures?

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 11:00
A newly published study reveals that CBD reduces seizure frequency for children and young adults with epilepsy, offering hope for the over 5 million Americans with the condition.
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Brain's mysteries unraveled through computational neuropsychiatry

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 06:00
Hebrew University Team uses algorithms, apps to understand Alzheimer's, brain maps.
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Absence of serotonin alters development and function of brain circuits

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 05:00
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have created the first complete model to describe the role that serotonin plays in brain development and structure.
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Children with epilepsy are at increased risk of dying early

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 06:00
While epilepsy and migraines in children and adolescents are closely related neurologic disorders, youth with epilepsy face a significantly higher risk of dying prematurely.
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New research from Harvard, MGH, and Stanford maps brain connections that regulate homeostasis

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 05:00
New visualization evidence from a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study of the human brain demonstrated previously unidentified structural connections between the brainstem and the forebrain.
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Scientists identify mechanisms to reduce epileptic seizures following TBI

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 08:00
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that halting production of new neurons in the brain following traumatic brain injury can help reduce resulting epileptic seizures, cognitive...
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How excitatory/inhibitory balance is maintained in the brain

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 06:00
Just as a thermostat is used to maintain a balanced temperature in a home, different biological processes maintain the balance of almost everything in our bodies, from temperature and oxygen to...
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Using network science to help pinpoint source of seizures

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 14:00
The ability to reliably pinpoint the anatomical source of epileptic seizures, different for each patient, remains elusive.
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Why epilepsy may account for more lost years of life than other brain disorders

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 12:00
Recent studies conclude that people with epilepsy have a 27-fold greater risk of sudden death than people without the disorder.
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Epilepsy deaths: 'we have done far too little for far too long'

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 03:00
According to a new report, epilepsy-related deaths are hugely under-reported. More needs to be done to rectify this and educate the public at large.
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Analysis of neuronal avalanches reveals spatial temporal roadmap of humans higher cognitive function

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 07:00
Bar-Ilan University doctoral candidate presents first-ever quantitative model of electrical cascades triggered in the human brain during perceptual tasks.
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Paediatricians call for careful evaluation of the use of cannabis for medical purposes in children

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 03:00
Although cannabis is increasingly suggested as a treatment for certain paediatric health conditions, evidence is lacking about the overall effect on children.
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