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Researchers discover novel mode of neurotransmitter-based communication

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine have discovered the first example of a novel mode of neurotransmitter-based communication...

Call to action builds on 2015 WHO Resolution on Epilepsy, which aims to improve knowledge, services, and treatment of epilepsy worldwide

Representatives from the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE), alongside prominent members of the Global...

Mechanism underlying malformation associated with severe epilepsy is revealed

Study suggests dysregulation of gene NEUROG2 could be linked to development of focal cortical dysplasia, one of the most common causes of drug-resistant epileps...

With Epilepsy on The Rise, Thousands of Americans Are Turning To The Internet For Advice

Epilepsy is on the rise in the USA, recent figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm. According to a 2018 report issued b...

Cannabis Compound Confirmed as Epilepsy Treatment for Atonic Seizures (Drop Attacks)

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a “high” and has been an increasing focus of medical research, was shown in ...

Epilepsy, Medical Marijuana and CBD: Myths and Facts

While a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recently recommended pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol (CBD) as a treatment for two rare forms of epilepsy, C...

Child Protective Services called on parents treating kid with CBD oil for epilepsy

Photo: Jaelah Jerger (L) and Vala Jerger (R) (Photo courtesy their mother.)   Indiana allows CBD oil for epilepsy, but the girl’s particular form of epilep...

Many States Considering Illegal CBD Crackdown Laws

Michigan, Texas and many other states are looking at doing what the Texas Department of State Health is thinking about; a crackdown on foods and oils which cont...

UCB Announces BRIVIACT® (Brivaracetam) now Approved by FDA to Treat Partial-onset (Focal) Seizures in Pediatric Epilepsy Patients

BRIVIACT® (brivaracetam) CV oral formulations are approved as a monotherapy or adjunctive therapy in patients four years of age and older with partial-onset sei...

Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Treatment Commences Clinical Trial Recruitment

This week, AMO Pharma Limited announced the commencement of patient recruitment for an interventional study of AMO-01, an investigational Ras-ERK pathway inhibi...

FDA Reports a Life-Threatening Immune Reaction to Lamotrigine: What You Should Know

A rare but life-threatening immune reaction in response to lamotrigine (Lamictal) requires prompt diagnosis and treatment, according to a recent alert from the ...

Red Sea fungus yields leads for new epilepsy drugs

New treatments for epilepsy are sorely needed because current medications don’t work for many people with the disease. To find new leads, researchers have...

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