Category: "Treatment"

A Step towards Gene Therapy against Intractable Epilepsy

A Step towards Gene Therapy against Intractable Epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders that affects people of all ages and is characterized by unpredictable seizures. There are many existing drugs to treat the condition. However, many patients with epilepsy have not experienced any improvements in the symptoms from the existing drugs. In severe conditions, surgery is recommended in cases […]

Early promise for cannabis extract treatment in epilepsy

Early promise for cannabis extract treatment in epilepsy

A preliminary, open-label study suggests that cannabidiol may be a useful adjunctive treatment in adults and children with intractable epilepsy. The multicentre trial, involving 214 patients aged between 1 and 30 years, demonstrated acceptable safety and promising efficacy in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy. The patients took twice-daily 99% pure oil-based cannabidiol extract, starting at a […]

New therapy developed to help people with epilepsy manage their condition

New therapy developed to help people with epilepsy manage their condition

A NEW form of behavioral therapy for patients with epilepsy has been developed at a medical school. The therapy was created by neuroscientist Yoko Nagai at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Her work targets patients who are resistant to drugs and teaches them to train their brains to be more alert. More than half of […]

3D maps of spatial organization may help find genes involved in hereditary diseases

3D maps of spatial organization may help find genes involved in hereditary diseases

It has now been 15 years since scientists celebrated the completion of the human genome. At that point, scientists had determined the entire sequence of the genetic letters making up our DNA. It is now known that this was only an initial step in a long journey: in addition to the chemical letters, information is […]

CBD Treatment Gaining Legitimacy Through Research

CBD Treatment Gaining Legitimacy Through Research

Encouraging results from cannabidiol trial for treatment-resistant epilepsy Cannabidiol (CBD), a medical marijuana derivative, was effective in reducing seizure frequency and well-tolerated and safe for most children and young adults enrolled in a year-long study led by epilepsy specialists at NYU Langone Medical Center. These latest findings provide the first estimates of safety, tolerability and […]

Scientists identify genes linked to human intelligence

Scientists identify genes linked to human intelligence

Scientists from Imperial College London have identified for the first time two clusters of genes linked to human intelligence. Called M1 and M3, these so-called gene networks appear to influence cognitive function – which includes memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning. Crucially, the scientists have discovered that these two networks – which each contain hundreds […]

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