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  1. New mechanism discovered behind infant epilepsy

    New mechanism discovered behind infant epilepsy

    Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have discovered a new explanation for severe early infant epilepsy. Mutations in the gene encoding the protein KCC2 can cause the disease, hereby confirming an earlier theory. The findings are being published in the journal Nature Communications. Through large-scale genetic...

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  2. FDA Approves 1st 3d Printed Drug, and it is For Epilepsy

    FDA Approves 1st 3d Printed Drug, and it is For Epilepsy

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first three-dimensional printed oral drug product, Spritam(levetiracetam), from Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, the company announced today. Levetiracetam is indicated as adjunctive therapy for partial-onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in adults and children with epilepsy. Spritam (levetiracetam) was developed...

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  3. Epilepsy: New Data on Focal Seizures

    Epilepsy: New Data on Focal Seizures

    Patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGE) can also have focal seizure symptoms. A team of Australian researchers has added some findings that indicate which patients are more likely to have both types of seizures. Focal seizure symptoms (FSS) occur equally with both major and minor seizures. They are more common...

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