WORLD-first trial will deliver medication directly into the brain of epilepsy patients to sidestep the devastating side-effects of tablets. The pioneering treatment aims to be a game-changer for neurological conditions more widely by getting a drug directly where it is needed. The St Vincent’s Hospital team has implanted a pump in their first patient. The […]
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth.
New open-label data from the expanded-access treatment program involving the cannabidiol Epidiolex (GW Pharma) show the median reduction in frequency of convulsive seizures after 3 months of treatment was 45% in all patients but higher in those with Dravet syndrome, among the most severe types of epilepsy. The data are “very positive and promising,” said […]
Researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre’s (KNC) Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) have identified symptom trends that may not only help predict how soon patients suffering from post-concussion syndrome (PCS) will recover, but also provide insight on how to treat those who experience persistent concussion symptoms.
Co-morbidities in a Hong Kong Cohort People with epilepsy have a higher prevalence of psychiatric and medical comorbid conditions than the general population. Now a recent review of patients with newly diagnosed and treated epilepsy admitted to Hong Kong hospitals has revealed that even patients without a long history of epilepsy have increased morbidity and […]
As many as one out of four adults who suffer from epilepsy do not respond to any available drugs. That makes the search for effective new anti-seizure medications vital, and Carnegie Mellon University chemist Maria Kurnikova is playing a key role in that quest. Kurnikova, an associate professor of chemistry, is part of a team […]