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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 […]

Today Is a Historic Day – DEA Schedules First FDA Marijuania Based Medication

Today Is a Historic Day – DEA Schedules First FDA Marijuania Based Medication

Thursday, September 27 marks a historic day. Today the DEA (United States Drug Enforcement Administration) scheduled the first marijuana based medication. Epidiolex(r) is a FDA approved medication that is made up of highly-purified, plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD) in a proprietary oral solution of pure plant-derived cannabidiol or CBD and was scheduled today at a “V”.  Epidiolex(R) […]

Folate May Limit Language Delays in Kids of Epileptic Women

Folate May Limit Language Delays in Kids of Epileptic Women

Not using folic acid before and during pregnancy increased risks substantially. Supplemental folic acid before pregnancy and during the first trimester may limit language development problems in children exposed to anti-epileptic drugs in utero. Note that the study suggests that beginning supplemental folic acid prior to pregnancy and continuing it through at least the first […]

Medical cannabis for epilepsy approved in FDA first

Medical cannabis for epilepsy approved in FDA first

In the context of an ever-louder international debate on whether patients with severe forms of epilepsy should be allowed to use medical cannabis to manage their condition, the Food and Drug Administration have just officially approved one such drug.   The Food and Drug Administration have just approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time. […]

With Epilepsy on The Rise, Thousands of Americans Are Turning To The Internet For Advice

With Epilepsy on The Rise, Thousands of Americans Are Turning To The Internet For Advice

Epilepsy is on the rise in the USA, recent figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm. According to a 2018 report issued by the CDC, “Active Epilepsy and Seizure Control in Adults — United States, 2013 and 2015”, the number of Americans self-reporting epilepsy rose from 2.3 million in 2010, […]

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