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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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).
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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...
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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...
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Participating in online health community may help people manage epilepsy

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:00
Participating in an online patient community may help people with epilepsy better manage the disease, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of...
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Been there? Done that? If you are sure, thank your 'memory cells'

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 12:00
The witness on the stand says he saw the accused at the scene of the crime. Is he sure? How sure? The jury's verdict could hinge on that level of certainty.
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Genetic variation of stress hormone receptor may affect vulnerability to major depression; schizophrenia; neurodevelopmental disorders

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:00
Three papers on the genetics of psychiatric disorders published June 3 in Neuron1.
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Academic struggles more common in children with epilepsy who have brain surgery

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 09:00
A new study by a University of Toronto Mississauga researcher has taken the first-ever look at the academic outcomes of children with epilepsy who have had brain surgery, and found that they have a...
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Recommendations address how to manage seizures in infants

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 05:00
New recommendations offer insights on strategies for treating infants with seizures.
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