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Genital herpes in pregnancy may raise autism risk for offspring

Children born to mothers who have active genital herpes during pregnancy may be at twice the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, new research suggests....

People with epilepsy: Tell us about rare risk of death

People with epilepsy want their health care providers to tell them about a rare risk of death associated with the disorder, according to a preliminary study rel...

Epilepsy drug could be used to end the misery of migraines for millions of sufferers

A medication used to treat epilepsy could end the misery of migraines for millions of sufferers. It relieves a seizure-like phenomenon believed to be the underl...

Study finds new mechanism underlying epileptic seizures

Prolonged epileptic seizures may cause serious problems that will continue for the rest of a patient’s life. As a result of a seizure, neural connections ...

Hormone therapy may not protect women from Alzheimer’s disease, new study shows

The latest study on hormone therapy and Alzheimer’s disease shows no relationship between taking the drugs and whether you may develop the disease years l...

Children and Teens with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy May Be More Prone to Depression

Children and teenagers who have temporal lobe epilepsy are more prone to depression than those with different types of epilepsy, new research suggests. The stud...

Epilepsy Treatment Often Delayed in Older Adults

A new study published in Epilepsia found that although most newly diagnosed cases of epilepsy in older adults are treated appropriately with monotherapy, only h...

Alzheimer’s Onset and Progression May Be Linked to Subclinical Epileptic Activity

Epileptic activity appear to be more frequent in patients with Alzheimer’s disease than in healthy individuals and may be linked to disease progression, accordi...

Drug Developed Thanks to Zebrafish Epilepsy Research Reaches Clinical Trials

We have been posting about using Zebrafish to model epilepsy treatment since 2013, and about the potential for treatments to be developed from these models. Fas...

Regulating Sodium Channels in Epilepsy

Over the past few years Sodium Channels have been linked to epilepsy and researchers have focused on this area of research to understand genetic epilepsy. A new...

TBI RESEARCH: Preventing Epilepsy in Patients with TBI

Research consortium awarded $21 million NIH grant to find ways to prevent epilepsy in patients with TBI An international consortium of academic research institu...

Adult Human Neurons Grown in Lab May Open Insights into Epilepsy and Its Treatments

Neurological diseases are best studied using human neurons, and a longtime goal — once thought impossible — has been to grow such neurons in the lab. Now resear...

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