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Study identifies the brain network that controls the spread of epileptic seizures.

In roughly 20 million people with drug-resistant epilepsy, focal seizures originating in dysfunctional brain networks will often evolve and spread to surrounding tissue, disrupting function in otherwise normal brain regions. … Continue Reading Study identifies the brain network that controls the spread of epileptic seizures.

Researchers begin to map unexpected death in epilepsy via neurostimulation in human study.

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. Researchers believe … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map unexpected death in epilepsy via neurostimulation in human study.

New genes identified with key role in the development of severe childhood epilepsies.

In the largest collaborative study so far, an international team of researchers from the European EuroEPINOMICS consortium, including scientists from VIB and Antwerp University identified novel causes for severe childhood … Continue Reading New genes identified with key role in the development of severe childhood epilepsies.