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  1. Knowledge and access barriers bar epilepsy patients from surgery

    Knowledge and access barriers bar epilepsy patients from surgery

    The unfamiliarity of some neurologists with recommended practice standards, coupled with access barriers, may be preventing eligible patients with epilepsy from undergoing surgical treatment, survey findings suggest. In an editorial accompanying the study in Neurology, Lara Jehi (Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA) and Gary Mathern (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)...

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  2. ‘Microlesions’ in Epilepsy Discovered by Novel Technique

    ‘Microlesions’ in Epilepsy Discovered by Novel Technique

    Chicago, IL (Scicasts) — Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously un-described micro-lesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients. The millimeter-sized abnormalities may explain why areas of the brain that appear normal can produce severe seizures in many children...

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  3. Chemical chaperone: A new therapeutic option for epilepsy

    Chemical chaperone: A new therapeutic option for epilepsy

    Chemical chaperones correct the misfolding of the mutant protein Researchers found out that the conformational defect in a specific protein causes Autosomal Dominant Lateral Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (ADLTE) which is a form of familial epilepsy. They showed that treatment with chemical corrector called “chemical chaperone” ameliorates increased seizure susceptibility in...

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  4. NEW CBD for EPILEPSY SURVEY DATA RELEASED!

    NEW CBD for EPILEPSY SURVEY DATA RELEASED!

    From May 20 to September 1 2014, Epilepsia conducted an online survey seeking opinions about the use of medical marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD) for people with epilepsy A MINORITY 48% of Specialists (Neurologists and Epileptologists) would recommend using medical marijuana in severe cases of epilepsy and an even smaller amount...

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