Epilepsy

Real-time insight into our brain

Combining two imagine technologies, such as MRI for structure and MEG for activity, could provide a new understanding of our how our brain works.

Mar 04, 2014
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UK to consult on draft rules for 3-parent embryos

(AP)—Britain is inviting the public to weigh in on draft rules allowing scientists to create embryos using DNA from three people—a man and two women—to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.

Feb 27, 2014
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New apps may help detect seizures, treat strokes

Two new smart phone applications may help people detect epileptic seizures and get better stroke treatment, according to two studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual ...

Feb 20, 2014
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Seizing control of brain seizures

(Medical Xpress)—A few years after serving in the Israeli army during the first Gulf War, Daniela Kaufer made a startling discovery about the effect of psychological stress on the brain. As a graduate ...

Feb 20, 2014
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Could metabolism play a role in epilepsy?

Researchers from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio are exploring a possible link between metabolic defects and seizures. They determined that diet could influence susceptibility to seizures, ...

Feb 19, 2014
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Marijuana aids kids with seizures, worries doctors

The doctors were out of ideas to help 5-year-old Charlotte Figi. Suffering from a rare genetic disorder, she had as many as 300 grand mal seizures a week, used a wheelchair, went into repeated cardiac arrest ...

Feb 18, 2014
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Low-carb diet recommended for diabetics

A new study involving researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and other institutions says patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes should eat a diet low in carbohydrates.