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  1. Auras may not protect epileptic drivers

    Auras may not protect epileptic drivers

    A new Yale co-authored study suggests that experiencing warning signs before seizures may not contribute to an epileptic individual’s driving safety. Yale researchers found that people with uncontrolled seizures who experienced “auras”- — reliable warning signs before a seizure — had motor vehicle accidents just as often as those who did not have auras. The findings, published in September in...

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  2. The long anticipated structure of an ion channel reveals how excited neurons settle down

    The long anticipated structure of an ion channel reveals how excited neurons settle down

    Within the brain, some neurons fire off hundreds of signals per second, and after ramping up for such a barrage, they need to relax and reset. A particular type of ion channel helps bring them down, ensuring these cells don’t get overstimulated—a state that potentially can lead to severe epileptic seizures, among other problems. New research by Rockefeller University scientists...

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Pamela Boodram

EpilepsyU is Awesome for Parents!

Epilepsy U is a very valuable resource for people living with Epilepsy all over the word. I have met many people online and gained knowledge and formed new friendships. I have also created a page for Parents of School Children to allow parents to ask questions regarding a 504 plan, or IEP for their child. I am a certified school counselor and feel that I may be able to be a resource for parents. I also started a group for people living with or the parent of someone living with SCN1A gene (epilepsy gene). Before Epilepsy U I felt alone…NOT ANYMORE!!!

Pamela Boodram


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It’s overwhelming the amount of people who have no knowledge of Epilepsy or what to do if someone is having a seizure. EpilepsyU is a great resource for those who are looking for treatment and resources helpful to anyone interested in learning about the disorder. I highly recommend you sign up and grow with the community.