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  1. UVA researchers begin first clinical trial using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy

    UVA researchers begin first clinical trial using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy

    Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) are starting the first clinical trial in the world using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy. The study, supported by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation, will assess the feasibility, safety and initial effectiveness of focused ultrasound to...

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  2. Epilepsy patients more likely to experience increased risk of discrimination than general population

    Epilepsy patients more likely to experience increased risk of discrimination than general population

    In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. This risk was greater than other chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma and migraines. People with epilepsy also had a greater likelihood of experiencing domestic...

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  3. Relief for epilepsy at the scale of a single cell

    Relief for epilepsy at the scale of a single cell

    Date: August 23, 2016 Source: Linköping University Summary: Researchers have developed in collaboration with French colleagues a small device that both detects the initial signal of an epileptic attack and doses a substance that effectively stops it. All this takes place where the signal arises — in an area of size 20chr(‘215’)20 μm...

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