Category: "Treatment"

Brain implant shows promise for stopping seizures

Brain implant shows promise for stopping seizures

There may be new hope for people who suffer from epilepsy. A recent study has shown that an experimental implant reduces seizures in epileptic rats by 93 percent, and that the effects remain after the device has been removed.   The study was conducted by a team led by Asst. Prof. Giovanna Paolone, of Italy’s […]

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 […]

Is Tech The Answer For Seizure Patients?

Is Tech The Answer For Seizure Patients?

According to the CDC, over 3.4 million Americans – or 1.2 percent of the U.S. population – suffer from some form of epilepsy. Medication keeps some of these people’s seizures under control. The medications’ side effects, however, often make it difficult to function normally, and at least 30 percent of patients don’t respond to anti-seizure […]

New surgery treats epilepsy with deep-brain stimulation

New surgery treats epilepsy with deep-brain stimulation

Beginning Monday, patients with epilepsy will have a new option to reduce the number and severity of life-limiting seizures, avoiding radical surgery that removes a part of the brain. Called deep-brain stimulation, the treatment uses electrodes implanted in the thalamus, a structure located near the center of the brain that receives information from the senses […]

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, […]

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