Category: "Neurology"

Scientists discover mutation limited to brain tissue that causes HMG

Scientists discover mutation limited to brain tissue that causes HMG

Scientists have discovered a mutation limited to brain tissue that causes hemimegalencephaly (HMG), a condition where one half of the brain is enlarged and dysfunctional, leading to intellectual disability and severe epilepsy. The research, published by Cell Press in the April 12 issue of Neuron, has broad significance as a potential model for other complex neuropsychiatric diseases that may […]

Prayer May Reshape Your Brain … And Your Reality via NPR

Prayer May Reshape Your Brain … And Your Reality via NPR

Does Prayer and meditation change the brain? Do you pray and/or meditate? Answer the survey on Facebook! Scientists are making the first attempts to understand spiritual experience — and what happens in the brains and bodies of people who believe they connect with the divine. The field is called “neurotheology,” and although it is new, it’s drawing […]

Don’t let your disorder define you.

Don’t let your disorder define you.

Don’t let your disorder define you. In 1994, Nasa Astronaut Michael “Rich” Clifford boarded the space shuttle Atlantis with Parkinson’s Disease. Clifford is an inspiration to not to let your medical condition stand in the way of your goals and career. Clifford’s inspiring story and advice for patients is featured as the cover story in the latest issue of Neurology […]

AAN responds to IOM report, pledges to improve quality of life for epilepsy patients

AAN responds to IOM report, pledges to improve quality of life for epilepsy patients

This is AAN’s response to the new IOM study and report that came out on March 30, entitled, “Epilepsy across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding” See video below. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest organization of neurologists, is pledging to work with the entire epilepsy community to improve the quality of […]

Scientists reveal powerful role of astrocytes in the brain

Scientists reveal powerful role of astrocytes in the brain

A type of cell plentiful in the brain, long considered mainly the stuff that holds the brain together and oft-overlooked by scientists more interested in flashier cells known as neurons, wields more power in the brain than has been realized, according to new research published today in Science Signaling. Neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical […]

Ketogenic Diet Worked for this Youngster – The Diet Mimics Starvation, Resets Brain

BALTIMORE — A Severn couple dealing with their daughter’s severe epilepsy said a new diet that’s high in fat has changed their 7-year-old’s life. Nadiya Pelovitz was diagnosed at 13 months with lynex gesteaux syndrome, which is a severe form of epilepsy that, in addition to seizures, has dramatically affected her development. Nadiya’s parents said she […]

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