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FDA Clears Embrace Epilepsy Smartband for Pediatric Use

FDA Clears Embrace Epilepsy Smartband for Pediatric Use

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to the Embrace smartband for use in children ages 6 years and older with epilepsy. The smartband detects patterns in motion as well as physiological signs that may indicate generalized tonic-clonic seizures and alerts caregivers with the information. “The clearance of the Embrace watch to […]

Russian scientists have found the key factor of epileptic seizures

Russian scientists have found the key factor of epileptic seizures

The key factor leading to epileptic seizures in rats has been identified by Russian scientists who investigated the complex interaction of neural signals. The scientists studied the complex changes in the temporal lobe cortex of a rat brain during prolonged epileptic seizes to identify the key factor leading to the seizures. The work has been published in Frontiers […]

Left brain vs. right brain: How does one dominate?

Left brain vs. right brain: How does one dominate?

The two hemispheres of our brain — left and right — specialize in different tasks. A recent study asks how this occurs and reaches a surprising conclusion. Exactly how do the left and right brain compete for dominance? Hemispheric dominance, also known as lateralization of brain function, describes the tendency for either the left or […]

Innovative brain implant could improve Epilepsy and Parkinson’s treatment

Innovative brain implant could improve Epilepsy and Parkinson’s treatment

A new, smart implant that “listens” to brain signals could help treat epilepsy and other neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease. Could an innovative brain-stimulating device make a difference to the treatment of neurological conditions? Doctors use neurostimulation to treat various conditions, including epilepsy, the effects of stroke, and even depression. This treatment involves using special devices that send electrical […]

Graphene-based implant overcomes technical limitation to record brain activity at extremely low frequencies

Graphene-based implant overcomes technical limitation to record brain activity at extremely low frequencies

The body of knowledge about the human brain is growing exponentially, but questions big and small remain unanswered. Researchers have been using electrode arrays to map electrical activity in different brain regions to understand brain function. Until now, however, these arrays have only been able to detect activity over a certain frequency threshold. A new […]

Adults with Epilepsy Face Differing Contributors to Healthcare Utilization

Adults with Epilepsy Face Differing Contributors to Healthcare Utilization

Both demographic and socioeconomic factors are associated with how often adult epilepsy patients utilize emergency departments, according to findings presented at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Investigators from UCB Pharma conducted a long-term retrospective analysis of more than 95,000 epilepsy patients in order to collect more data about how this population uses […]

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