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Mapping premature infant’s brain after birth may help better predict developmental problems

Scanning a premature infant’s brain shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions, small areas of injury in the brain’s white matter...

First Guideline on Presurgical Brain Mapping for Epilepsy

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released the first evidence-based guideline comparing procedures used for determining brain lateralization prior to ...

The quest by parents and scientists to end pediatric epilepsy

Piper Wood had her first seizure in a setting meant for sunscreen, snorkels, shovels, and pails. The island was remote – that was the point of this family vacat...

Researchers Identify Epilepsy-Linked Genes That Could Lead to Better Therapies

Researchers have identified a network of 320 genes in the brain that are linked to epilepsy — a finding that could help address genetic anomalies that lead to t...

Psychiatric Manifestations of Frontal Lobe Epilepsy

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) comprises 30% of all partial epilepsies; it can masquerade as a primary psy...

Brain alterations in preterm babies may begin weeks before birth

Alterations in the developing brain that can put preterm babies at risk of autism, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disorders may begin in the womb. This...

New Research Shows Promise for Surgery For Specific Epilepsy Cause

Neurology Advisor: Seizure Reduction Likely With Surgery in Nonlesional Neocortical Epilepsy Related posts: Glutamate imaging may guide surgery in ‘nonlesional’...

Mediterranean diet may help provide long-term protection to the brain

A new study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet...

Specific Brain Lesion Linked to Post-Stroke Epilepsy

HOUSTON — Researchers may have identified a common pathologic lesion in many patients with post-stroke epilepsy (PSE). Related posts: Different types of stroke ...

Traditional Chinese Herb, Huperzine A, May Protect Against Epileptic Seizures

A naturally occurring compound often used in traditional Chinese medicine offered “robust” protection against induced seizures in mouse models of epilepsy and m...

Can Methylphenidate (Ritalin)Treat Cognitive Deficits in Epilepsy?

A study published in Neurology suggests that methylphenidate (Ritalin) may help  some cognitive deficits in patients with epilepsy. To compare the potential eff...

Why Do Flashing Images Cause Seizures?

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.8 percent of American adults—about 4.3 million—have epilepsy, a brain disorder that ...

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