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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 […]

The Role Of Autoantibodies In Epilepsy

The Role Of Autoantibodies In Epilepsy

The immune system normally protects a person from infections by making specialised agents called antibodies which normally recognise “foreign targets” and destroy them. Doctors utilise this function through vaccinations, which are used for immunization. Sometimes, the immune system can become “over-excited” and instead of attacking foreign bodies it attacks its own tissues, causing a disease, […]

Neuroene Therapeutics awarded $1.5 million to develop anti-seizure compound for epilepsy

Neuroene Therapeutics awarded $1.5 million to develop anti-seizure compound for epilepsy

With funding from NIH Phase II SBIR grant, Neuroene Therapeutics will take the next steps toward bringing their vitamin K analogues for drug-resistant epilepsy to clinical trial Neuroene Therapeutics, a start-up company founded by mitochondrial biologist Sherine S. L. Chan, Ph.D. and medicinal chemist C. James Chou, Ph.D. of the Medical University of South Carolina, […]

Epilepsy Warning Sensor Aims to Save Lives

Epilepsy Warning Sensor Aims to Save Lives

A new high-tech bracelet, developed by scientists from the Netherlands, detects 85 percent of all severe nighttime epilepsy seizures. That is a much better score than any other technology currently available. The researchers involved think that this bracelet can reduce the worldwide number of unexpected nighttime fatalities in epilepsy patients. They published the results of […]

How does stress affect the brain?

How does stress affect the brain?

Regular exposure to stress can impact our physical and mental health, but how does it actually affect our brains? One new Harvard Medical School study answers that question. According to new research, high levels of stress hormones can impact how well the brain functions.   Stress — especially when we experience it on a regular basis […]

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