ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic were awarded a $6.8 million, five-year federal grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop intelligent devices to track and treat abnormal brain activity in people with epilepsy. The grant, part of a presidential initiative aimed at revolutionizing the understanding of the human brain, is called Brain […]
Experimental synthetic [Cannabis] therapy for epilepsy being tested on humans Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Tuesday it has started the company’s first human testing of one of its experimental synthetic cannabinoid treatments.
Our ability to learn, move, and sense our world comes from the neurons in our brain. This information moves through our brain between neurons that are linked together by tens of trillions of tiny structures called synapses. Although tiny, synapses are not simple and must be precisely organized to function properly. Indeed, diseases like autism […]
Children with the genetic disorder tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) often need epilepsy surgery for severe, uncontrollable seizures. A new study finds that seizure control is improved for patients undergoing more extensive surgery, reports the October issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, published by Wolters Kluwer. Seizures occurring in TSC are […]
Glutamate imaging may be capable of identifying the focus of epileptic seizures in patients who appear to have nonlesional epilepsy on standard imaging techniques, researchers report in Science Translational Medicine. The findings are based on just four patients, but the team chose to publish the results to speed wider validation of the technique, saying that […]
Scientists calculate precise measurements of heritability in nine pediatric-onset autoimmune diseases Scientists have calculated more precise measurements of heritability–the influence of underlying genes–in nine autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood. The research may strengthen researchers’ abilities to better predict a child’s risk for associated autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s disease […]