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Rhythm of breathing influences emotional judgments and memory recall

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances em...

Extremely Low AED Levels Found in Breastfed Infants of Mothers with Epilepsy

In a prospective study of women with epilepsy, researchers found blood levels of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) in their breastfed infants to be either undetectabl...

New form of autism found

Autism spectrum disorders affect around one percent of the world’s population and are characterized by a range of difficulties in social interaction and c...

Autoimmune Epilepsy Gaining Attention

Researchers are identifying an increasing number of antibodies that are the culprit behind seizure disorders in adults. There’s now a “very big list...

Cannabidiol Effective and Safe at 3 Months for Epilepsy

New open-label data from the expanded-access treatment program involving the cannabidiol Epidiolex (GW Pharma) show the median reduction in frequency of convuls...

Seizures Vs. Epilepsy: Risks, Differences, And Treatments

Seizures and epilepsy often overlap, so it’s easy to mistake one for the other. However, there are key differences between these medical terms, and understandin...

Symptom trends may help predict recovery of patients suffering from post-concussion syndrome

Researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre’s (KNC) Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) have identified symptom trends that may not only help predict how ...

Comorbidities Common Even in Newly Diagnosed Epilepsy

Co-morbidities in a Hong Kong Cohort People with epilepsy have a higher prevalence of psychiatric and medical comorbid conditions than the general population. N...

Study shows how epilepsy drugs block electrical signals in the brain

As many as one out of four adults who suffer from epilepsy do not respond to any available drugs. That makes the search for effective new anti-seizure medicatio...

CDC: Infants with Zika can develop microcephaly later

Infants with congenital Zika virus infection who do not have microcephaly at birth can develop it months later, according to a new study. “These findings demons...

Connection found between memory mechanisms, resistance to epilepsy

A new study undertaken jointly by researchers from the Sagol Department of Neurobiology at the University of Haifa and European researchers, published in the jo...

Sodium channel gene takes diverging paths in autism, epilepsy

Mutations in a gene called SCN2A have opposite effects in autism and in epilepsy. The divergence makes the gene an attractive candidate for research, suggest un...

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