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  1. Myoclonus Epilepsy Associated with Ragged-Red Fibers (MERRF) Diagnosis Discussed by Researchers

    Myoclonus Epilepsy Associated with Ragged-Red Fibers (MERRF) Diagnosis Discussed by Researchers

    Involuntary muscle twitches, generalized epilepsy, and cerebellar ataxia — these symptoms are typically indicative of a mitochondrial myopathy. Yet with the different types of mitochondrial myopathies, it may be difficult to determine the precise diagnosis for patients affected with these varied symptoms. A group from Universidade Federal do Paraná in Brazil asked the question, “When Should MERRF (Myoclonus Epilepsy Associated with...

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  2. Neural Stem Cell Implants Hold Promise for Treating Epilepsy

    Neural Stem Cell Implants Hold Promise for Treating Epilepsy

    A team of University of Florida Health researchers has successfully transplanted human stem cells that developed into fully functional neurons in a mouse model, a promising step toward finding new treatments for epilepsy and other neurological disorders. The findings are particularly encouraging for two reasons, said Steven N. Roper, M.D., a neurosurgeon and professor in the UF College of Medicine...

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  3. Electroclinical triggers for repeat MRI in intractable epilepsy identified

    Electroclinical triggers for repeat MRI in intractable epilepsy identified

    Researchers have outlined the electroclinical features typically associated with bottom-of-sulcus dysplasia (BOSD), the surgical removal of which often cures epilepsy in affected patients. The characteristics of patients with BOSD included chronic, focal, mainly nonconvulsive epilepsy with highly stereotyped seizures, onset in infancy or early childhood, and a high frequency of seizures but with long periods of remission. Such features should...

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