Today I received some devastating news. I received a Facebook Message from someone I know: “Chuck, My son died of epilepsy on Mother’s Day. He may have had abdominal form since middle school. How can we raise awareness for those with epilepsy and cyclic vomiting? He left some acoustic guitar music he played despite repeated […]
Known as the Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act, a bipartisan bill introduced this week seeks to ensure unrestricted access to specific strains high in CBD for individuals battling intractable epilepsy. Requesting an exemption from the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) for “strains of therapeutic hemp” known to be high in Cannabidiol (CBD), the bill was announced […]
Tiny, 3-D clusters of human brain cells grown in a petri dish are providing hints about the origins of disorders like autism and epilepsy. An experiment using these cell clusters — which are only about the size of the head of a pin — found that a genetic mutation associated with both autism and epilepsy kept […]
Babies born to severely obese, or grade III obesity, was associated with an 82 per cent increased risk of epilepsy. A study of almost 1.5 million children has found the risk of epilepsy almost doubled among those born to severely obese mothers. Being overweight during the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked […]
A new study published in Epilepsia found that although most newly diagnosed cases of epilepsy in older adults are treated appropriately with monotherapy, only half of those patients receive treatment within the recommended time frame, and a substantial portion were prescribed older antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) despite recommendations to use newer AEDs in this population.
We have been posting about using Zebrafish to model epilepsy treatment since 2013, and about the potential for treatments to be developed from these models. Fast forward to 2017, and we have a viable treatment in clinical trials! Via News Medical: New drug discovered in zebrafish model of pediatric epilepsy shows promising results in clinical […]