Category: "Seizures"

Tapeworm – Caused Epilepsy Articles Summary

Tapeworm – Caused Epilepsy Articles Summary

We have been following this story and want to post some information about Tapeworm-caused Epilepsy. Science Daily has covered this story pretty well since the study in 2008 so we have included a timeline of articles from that site Seizures Following Parasitic Infection Associated With Brain Swelling ScienceDaily (Nov. 3, 2008) — A new study […]

The Charlie Foundation – Offering Hope Through the Ketogenic Diet

The Charlie Foundation to Help Cure Pediatric Epilepsy was founded in 1994 after twenty month old Charlie Abrahams, having endured multiple daily seizures, and failed every available anti-convulsant drug and one brain surgery, was cured of his epilepsy by the ketogenic diet at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The diet was undertaken despite resistance from the five pediatric […]

NeuroVista technology shows promise in detecting and predicting seizures

NeuroVista technology shows promise in detecting and predicting seizures

Mayo Clinic and partners from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and NeuroVista Corporation have been awarded $7.5 million grant (U01) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a division […]

Gene therapy controls epilepsy in rats

Gene therapy controls epilepsy in rats

Researchers in the US have used gene therapy to reduce the severity of seizures in a rat model of epilepsy. The gene injected into the rats codes for somatostatin, a hormone that is normally found at lower levels in people with epilepsy. Levels of this hormone in the brain have been shown to drop during an epileptic seizure. The findings may […]

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