Category: "Epilepsy"

Epilepsy & The Social Stigma

Epilepsy & The Social Stigma

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain characterized by recurring seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement of the body sometimes accompanied by loss of consciousness. The disorder spans all age […]

Parents, researchers work to find cause of neonatal epilepsy

Parents, researchers work to find cause of neonatal epilepsy

A shared goal to raise awareness and develop better treatments for neonatal-onset epilepsy has brought Baylor College of Medicine researchers together with three U.S. families: Jim and Tina Thompson of Iowa, Carla and Bryan Forbes from Massachusetts, and Jim Johnson and Scotty Sims in Colorado. Each couple has a child who suffered his or her […]

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 […]

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