Medical research

Astrocytes and epilepsy

The neurodevelopmental disorder Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is characterized by often severe epilepsy, along with autism and psychiatric disorders. Astrocytes—star-shaped glial cells that serve multiple functions in ...

Neuroscience

An international study is the first large survey on epilepsy

An international research consortium used neuroimaging techniques to analyze the brains of more than 3,800 volunteers in different countries. It's the largest study of its kind ever conducted, and set out to investigate anatomical ...

Neuroscience

Predicting brain surgery outcomes

For patients with a common type of epilepsy known as temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), the only treatment choices are anti-seizure drugs or surgery to remove the focus of the seizures in part of the brain known as the hippocampus.

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