Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder in childhood. Epilepsy is more than twice as common in children as in adults. This statistic reflects the fact that epilepsy frequently remits in … Continue Reading Study shows that brain receptor which increases during puberty reduces epilepsy in mice.
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.
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition characterized by spontaneous, recurrent synchronous discharges of a population of neurons, unprovoked by a known proximal cause. Epilepsy is the second most common neurological … Continue Reading Relief for epilepsy at the scale of a single cell.
Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS), affecting approximately 1 in 2000 people, is a heritable cardiac disease where patients are at an increased risk for LQTS-triggered seizures, and sudden cardiac arrest … Continue Reading Researchers identify genetic link between a rare heart disorder and an increased risk of seizures.
The human genome is composed of 20,000 genes and as of today, 3,200 of these genes are known to cause diseases, of which 1,700 are associated with ‘recessive’ diseases. Recessive … Continue Reading Researchers identify a previously unknown neurogenetic recessive disease.
In the brain, patterns of neural activity are perfectly balanced. The interplay between activating and inhibitory neurotransmitters ensures that the level of activity stays within the physiological range. Neuronal degeneration … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map neuroprotective pathway after epileptic seizure.
Approximately one out of a hundred people suffer from epilepsy and one out of twenty suffer a seizure at least once during their lifetime. Seizures occur when many nerve cells … Continue Reading Researchers identify a new neural mechanism in epilepsy.
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.
In the first study of its kind researchers from UCLA and the University of Leicester found that neurons in a specific brain region play a key role in rapidly forming … Continue Reading First ever study records memory being encoded in individual neurons.
Speech is produced in the human cerebral cortex and previous studies have shown that the brain waves associated with speech processes can be directly recorded with electrodes located on the … Continue Reading Researchers develop world’s first thought-based ‘brain-to-text’ system.
The mission of neural stem cells located in the hippocampus, one of the main regions of the brain, is to generate new neurons during the adult life of mammals, including … Continue Reading Researchers validate microglia role in reducing neurogenesis due to epileptic seizures.
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Many potentially efficient drugs have been created to treat neurological disorders, but they cannot be used in practice. Typically, for a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act … Continue Reading Revolutionary micronpump is 20 times thinner than a hair, delivers drugs to exact location in the brain.
Researchers have identified a new genetic mutation at the heart of a severe and potentially deadly seizure disorder found in infants and young children. The finding may help scientists unravel … Continue Reading Researchers identify epigenetic mutation in pediatric seizure disorders.
Epilepsy is a very prevalent neurological disorder. Approximately one-third of patients are resistant to currently available therapies. A team of researchers from the University of Bonn has discovered a new … Continue Reading Astrocytic ‘uncoupling’ identified and reversed in temporal lobe epilepsy.
Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Wayne State University and Montana State University have identified previously … Continue Reading ‘Microlesions’ in epilepsy discovered by novel neurogenetic technique.
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.