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What's in store five decades following childhood-onset epilepsy?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:00
A 45-year study of 179 individuals with childhood-onset epilepsy indicates that patients' long-term health is excellent, with most attaining 10-year remission off medications, which is the...
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Glutamate, an essential food for the brain

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 04:00
Glutamate is an amino acid with very different functions: in the pancreas, it modulates the activity of the pancreatic ß-cells responsible for insulin production, whereas in the brain it is the main...
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Childhood epilepsy not linked with later psychiatric disorders

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 08:00
For decades, experts have been studying potential links between childhood epilepsy and various behavioral and psychiatric conditions and some have hypothesized that that they are part of a larger...
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Pioneering Epilepsy Passport launches in bid to transform children's epilepsy care, UK

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 20:00
Innovative tool developed by Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health set to improve communication between professionals and keep children and young people out of hospitalWith lack of...
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UCI study uncovers anticonvulsant effects of valproic acid

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 10:00
University of California, Irvine researchers with the School of Medicine have identified the mechanism by which valproic acid controls epileptic seizures, and by doing so, also revealed an...
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Brain cells get tweaked 'on the go'

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:00
Researchers from the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology (MRC CDN) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London, have discovered a new molecular...
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How genetic testing can improve care for children with epilepsy

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:00
The steps involved in evaluating and diagnosing patients with epilepsy are complicated.
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Study results show that once-daily 800mg eslicarbazepine acetate has high retention rates as adjuvant treatment in epilepsy

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 12:00
Final results of the non-interventional EPOS (Eslicarbazepine acetate in Partial-Onset Seizure) study, presented at the International Epilepsy Congress (IEC) in Istanbul, show that when once-daily...
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Epilepsy: Phase III data confirms efficacy of Fycompa (perampanel)

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:00
Data at the International Epilepsy Congress in Istanbul show Fycompa® (perampanel) treatment may significantly reduce seizure frequency, both in patients with primary generalised tonic-clonic...
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Resin may provide medicine against epilepsy

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 10:00
Sticky resin from conifers contains substances that could relieve or cure epilepsy.
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New mechanism discovered behind infant epilepsy

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:00
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have discovered a new explanation for severe early infant epilepsy.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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