WORLD-first trial will deliver medication directly into the brain of epilepsy patients to sidestep the devastating side-effects of tablets. The pioneering treatment aims to be a game-changer for neurological conditions more widely by getting a drug directly where it is needed. The St Vincent’s Hospital team has implanted a pump in their first patient. The […]
December 14, 2016 | Alzheimer's, Childhood Epilepsy, Education, Epilepsy, Medicine, Prevention, Research, Seizures, Technology, Treatment
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth.
December 08, 2016 | Alzheimer's, Childhood Epilepsy, Education, Epilepsy, Medicine, Memory, News, Prevention, Seizures, Treatment
Researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre’s (KNC) Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) have identified symptom trends that may not only help predict how soon patients suffering from post-concussion syndrome (PCS) will recover, but also provide insight on how to treat those who experience persistent concussion symptoms.
November 30, 2016 | Alzheimer's, Autism, Childhood Epilepsy, Education, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Syndromes, Medicine, Memory, Migraine, Prevention, Seizures, Technology, Treatment
A new study undertaken jointly by researchers from the Sagol Department of Neurobiology at the University of Haifa and European researchers, published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, exposes a new biological mechanism that, on the one hand, damages a very specific type of memory, but at the same time provides resistance to epilepsy.
November 28, 2016 | Alzheimer's, Education, Epilepsy, Memory, Neurology, News, Prevention, Research, Seizures, Technology, Treatment, Women and Epilepsy
The study of human genetics has often focused on mutations that cause disease. When it comes to genetic variations in healthy people, scientists knew they were out there, but didn’t have a full picture of their extent. That is changing with the emergence of resources such as the Exome Aggregation Consortium or ExAC, which combines […]
November 15, 2016 | Alzheimer's, Autism, Childhood Epilepsy, Epilepsy, Neurology, Research, Technology, Treatment
For as long as scientists have been listening in on the activity of the brain, they have been trying to understand the source of its noisy, apparently random, activity. In the past 20 years, “balanced network theory” has emerged to explain this apparent randomness through a balance of excitation and inhibition in recurrently coupled networks […]
November 01, 2016 | Alzheimer's, Education, Epilepsy, Memory, Neurology, News, Prevention, Research, Seizures, Technology, Treatment