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  1. Study reveals novel epilepsy pathway linked to neurodegenerative diseases

    Study reveals novel epilepsy pathway linked to neurodegenerative diseases

    New epilepsy pathway was previously shown to be involved in Alzheimer’s A recent scientific discovery showed that mutations in prickle genes cause epilepsy, which in humans is a brain disorder characterized by repeated seizures over time. However, the mechanism responsible for generating prickle-associated seizures was unknown. A new University of Iowa study, published online July...

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  2. CNN’s 7 Things to Know about Epilepsy

    CNN’s 7 Things to Know about Epilepsy

    (CNN) – An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Actress Sky McCole Bartusiak, who passed away Saturday, was one of them. Bartusiak’s mother said her daughter had suffered from epileptic seizures since she was a baby. Epilepsy is a...

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  3. Studying Epilepsy and Pregnancy

    Studying Epilepsy and Pregnancy

    Better understanding the risks that some epileptic women and their children face is the goal of a major, decade-long national study now underway at 20 medical centers, including the University of Cincinnati. Most children born to mothers with epilepsy are normal, although some are at increased risk for...

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