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  1. Treatment for Cancer, Epilepsy Found?

    Treatment for Cancer, Epilepsy Found?

    Researchers at Imperial College London have identified a molecule that blocks the activity of a disease-causing enzyme – a breakthrough that could ultimately lead to the development of a wonder drug that could be used to fight cancer, neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and even diabetes. Imperial scientists...

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  2. SEEG an Option for Difficult-to-Localize Epilepsy in Kids

    SEEG an Option for Difficult-to-Localize Epilepsy in Kids

    (via Medscape) At least half of a small group of children and adolescents with difficult-to-localize refractory focal epilepsy was rendered seizure-free or much improved with stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) methods, new research shows. The procedure is also associated with minimal blood loss and significantly less morbidity than are older mapping techniques. “The...

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  3. FUTURE OF AEDs: On Demand Seizure Control

    FUTURE OF AEDs: On Demand Seizure Control

    The Future of Epilepsy Medication (Source) Researchers are making progress on a new “on demand” epilepsy pill which can be taken when people feel a seizure starting. The pill has been developed by a team at University College London, UK, led by Professor Dimitri Kullmann. They explain that about one...

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  4. Activation of MMP-9 enzyme (Involved in ALS, Epilepsy) leads to behavioral problems connected to chronic stress

    Activation of MMP-9 enzyme (Involved in ALS, Epilepsy) leads to behavioral problems connected to chronic stress

    A team from the EPFL Brain Mind Institute has discovered an important synaptic mechanism: the activation of a cleaving enzyme, leading to behavioral problems connected to chronic stress. Why is it that when people are too stressed they are often grouchy, grumpy, nasty, distracted or forgetful? Researchers from the Brain...

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