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High Seizure Frequency in Children with Dravet Syndrome Negatively Impacts Quality of Life, New International Caregiver Survey Finds

Global survey of 584 caregivers of children, young adults and adults with Dravet illustrates the detrimental effect of debilitating, frequent seizures on qualit...

What is the Link Between DNA, Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability?

Researchers used chromosomal microarray analysis to investigate abnormal chromosomal copies and deletions in adults with epilepsy and intellectual disability. &...

Interim Survey Results Demonstrate Impact on Siblings of Children Suffering from Severe Epilepsy

“In a recently conducted survey by the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, 74 percent of caregivers expressed concerns about the emotional impact on siblings of childre...

Mechanism explains how seizures may lead to memory loss

Although it’s been clear that seizures are linked to memory loss and other cognitive deficits in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, how this happens has been pu...

A dietary supplement dampens the brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures or epilepsy

Seizure disorders — including epilepsy — are associated with pathological hyperexcitability in brain neurons. Unfortunately, there are limited avail...

Lack of CLOCK protein appears key in severe epilepsy forms

A new study in Neuron focuses on the role that a lack of the protein “CLOCK” plays in several forms of epilepsy. The study provides evidence that ex...

Better mini brains could help scientists identify treatments for Zika-related brain damage

The team plans to continue using its improved organoids to better understand human brain development and to learn more about autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy...

Brain’s ‘natural marijuana’ may fight epilepsy, Malta researchers find

Could endocannabinoids be the key to reducing seizures? Boosting our own natural marijuana – known as endocannabinoids – is safer than using cannabis to block e...

Medial temporal lobe surgery linked to prevalence of tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Patients with epilepsy undergoing medial temporal lobe (MTL) surgery have increased prevalence of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) compared with controls and part...

Cannabidiol benefits and mechanisms shown in mouse study of Dravet syndrome

Treatment with cannabidiol reduces some major symptoms in mice with a genetic condition recapitulating Dravet syndrome, a devastating childhood brain disorder. ...

SenTiva Approved for Treatment of Epilepsy

Device billed as smallest, lightest responsive therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy   The SenTiva implantable generator and Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Th...

Slowing brain cell growth reduces risk of seizures

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major contributor to disabilities and deaths in the U.S. St...

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