Category: "Epilepsy"

Scientists solve century-old neuroscience mystery—answers may lead to epilepsy treatment

Scientists solve century-old neuroscience mystery—answers may lead to epilepsy treatment

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have solved a 125-year-old mystery of the brain, and, in the process, uncovered a potential treatment for acquired epilepsy. Since 1893, scientists have known about enigmatic structures called perineuronal nets wrapped around neurons, but the function of the nets remained elusive. Now, a research team led by […]

The Role Of Autoantibodies In Epilepsy

The Role Of Autoantibodies In Epilepsy

The immune system normally protects a person from infections by making specialised agents called antibodies which normally recognise “foreign targets” and destroy them. Doctors utilise this function through vaccinations, which are used for immunization. Sometimes, the immune system can become “over-excited” and instead of attacking foreign bodies it attacks its own tissues, causing a disease, […]

Epilepsy Warning Sensor Aims to Save Lives

Epilepsy Warning Sensor Aims to Save Lives

A new high-tech bracelet, developed by scientists from the Netherlands, detects 85 percent of all severe nighttime epilepsy seizures. That is a much better score than any other technology currently available. The researchers involved think that this bracelet can reduce the worldwide number of unexpected nighttime fatalities in epilepsy patients. They published the results of […]

MUSIC MAY HELP AGAINST EPILEPSY

MUSIC MAY HELP AGAINST EPILEPSY

According to scientists from Ohio state University (USA), the brains of people with epilepsy in a special way responds to music compared to people without this disease. Researchers believe that the music for patients with epilepsy can be used as a method of therapy that complements traditional treatment. This writes the Chronicle.info with reference to […]

Scientists uncover how rare gene mutation affects brain development and memory

Scientists uncover how rare gene mutation affects brain development and memory

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, have found that a rare gene mutation alters brain development in mice, impairing memory and disrupting the communication between nerve cells. They also show memory problems could be improved by transplanting a specific type of nerve cell into the brain. The findings were published today […]

Unplanned Pregnancy May Double Miscarriage Risk in Epilepsy Patients

Unplanned Pregnancy May Double Miscarriage Risk in Epilepsy Patients

The rate of miscarriage was doubled in women with epilepsy whose pregnancies were unplanned, a survey of Epilepsy Birth Control Registry participants found. Among women with epilepsy, spontaneous fetal loss occurred in 35% of unplanned versus 16% of planned pregnancies, reported Andrew Herzog, MD, MSc, of Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston, and colleagues in JAMA Neurology. “This […]

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