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.
The incidence of HIV-associated dementia has declined dramatically since the introduction of potent combined antiretroviral therapy; however, milder forms of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) persist. Some 30 to 50 % of … Continue Reading Study shows how neural networks adapt to the presence of a toxic HIV protein.
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.
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.
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.
A gene crucial for brain and heart development may also be associated with sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the most common cause of early mortality in epilepsy patients. Scientists … Continue Reading Gene crucial for brain and heart development linked to sudden death in epilepsy.