A study conducted in the US has hit upon a new strategy to identify genes that underlie specific brain processes, and may eventually help scientists develop treatments for patients with memory impairments. More than 100 genes linked to memory have been identified, paving the way for treatments for conditions like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.
What Triggers A Seizure In Photosensitive Epilepsy? Science Discovers Why Still Photos Can Cause An Episode
Most people are aware that flashing and strobe lights can trigger a seizure in some individuals with epilepsy, but few realize that certain still images can have the same effect. Doctors have remained puzzled as to why certain motionless photos can trigger seizures, but now new research has unveiled the reason. A study published in […]
Kathryn Campbell and her pup Soldier are together 24/7 — at home, at school, beside each other in bed every night. So it makes perfect sense that the 5-year-old pooch would share a page with his best friend in The Creek Yearbook — serving as a sweet reminder of everything the two have done together during their […]
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a component of cannabis reduces seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy, marking a significant step in efforts to use marijuana and its derivatives to treat serious medical conditions.
Epileptic dogs are being fitted with implants normally used in humans in an attempt to treat the condition. Veterinary neurologist Tom Harcourt-Brown said implanting pacemakers, known as Vagus Nerve Stimulators(VNS), was potentially life saving”. Lyn Weber said four-year-old Eva was now a “bionic dog”
A Georgia high school athlete has found himself in the middle of a medicinal cannabis debate, as school officials refuse to let the student, who suffers from epilepsy, take his medicinal cannabis oil on campus at lunch.