News tagged with epileptic seizures
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Brake on nerve cell activity after seizures discovered: Gene expression initiates protective electrical response
Given that epilepsy impacts more than 2 million Americans, there is a pressing need for new therapies to prevent this disabling neurological disorder. New findings from the neuroscience laboratory of Mark ...
Neuroscience Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Although this therapy is not curative, it nevertheless reduced the autistic disorders' severity in three-quarters of the children. The researchers have filed a request for authorisation to perform a multi-centre European ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Scientists have long thought that stress plays a role in epileptic seizures, and new evidence suggests that epilepsy patients who believe this is the case experience a different brain response ...
Neuroscience Dec 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Besides helping to boost mood, antidepressants may also reduce seizure frequency for people with epilepsy, a new study suggests.
Medications Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A Loyola University Medical Center neurologist is reporting surprising results of a study of patients who experience both epileptic and non-epileptic seizures.
Neuroscience Dec 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Chemists and vision scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have designed a light-sensitive molecule that can stimulate a neural response in cells of the retina and brain—a ...
Medical research Nov 14, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A Yale-led team of researchers has identified the gene that, when mutated, causes a devastating early-onset disorder in babies known as "malignant migrating partial seizures of infants," or MMPSI. The study ...
Genetics Oct 24, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event - cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters. Microglia are the immune cells of the ...
Neuroscience Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Three studies conducted as part of Wayne State University's Systems Biology of Epilepsy Project (SBEP) could result in new types of treatment for the disease and, as a bonus, for behavioral disorders as well.
Neuroscience Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In a newly reported set of experiments that show the value of a particularly precise but difficult genetic engineering technique, researchers at Brown University and the University of California–Irvine have created a Drosophila fruit ...
Neuroscience Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
An international team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego and Yale University schools of medicine, have identified a form of autism with epilepsy that may potentially be treatable ...
Autism spectrum disorders Sep 06, 2012 | 3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Yale researchers studying epileptic seizures have shed new light on the neurological origins of consciousness.
Neuroscience Aug 15, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Researchers report that they have created a device able to short-circuit epileptic seizures in rats.
Neuroscience Aug 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The research led by Newcastle University's Dr Mark Cunningham and Professor Miles Whittington and supported by the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research, indicates a novel electrical bio-marker in humans.
Neuroscience Jun 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
For decades, neurologists have known that a diet high in fat and extremely low in carbohydrates can reduce epileptic seizures that resist drug therapy. But how the diet worked, and why, was a mysteryso much so that ...
Neuroscience May 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |