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The Future of Wearable Treatments – As Thin as Faux Tattoos

The Future of Wearable Treatments – As Thin as Faux Tattoos

‘Electronic skin’ equipped with memory Wearable sensor stores and transmits motion data and delivers drugs. Researchers have created a wearable device that is as thin as a temporary tattoo and can store and transmit data about a person’s movements, receive diagnostic information and release drugs into skin. Similar efforts to develop ‘electronic skin’ abound, but […]

Brain scans may predict possibility of recovering from coma

Brain scans may predict possibility of recovering from coma

Brain scans of people in a coma may help predict who will regain consciousness, according to a study published in the November 11, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at connections between areas of the brain that play a role in regulating consciousness. For […]

Genes May Play Greater Role in Focal Epilepsy than Previously Thought

Genes May Play Greater Role in Focal Epilepsy than Previously Thought

Although focal epilepsies generally have not been considered to be genetic disorders, an international team led by researchers from the University of South Australia in Adelaide has uncovered evidence that a genetic component indeed exists. After identifying an association between DEPDC5gene mutations and familial focal epilepsy,1 the researchers turned their sights to the DEPDC5’sGATOR1 protein […]

Flies may have the answer to preventing epilepsy, say Manchester scientists

Flies may have the answer to preventing epilepsy, say Manchester scientists

University of Manchester researchers believe they have found the answer to the early prevention of epilepsy in the tiny nervous systems of fruit flies Scientists in Manchester believe they have found the answer to the early prevention of epilepsy – in the tiny nervous systems of fruit flies. The revolutionary new approach has been pioneered […]

Estrogen-like drug may not be beneficial to women with Alzheimer’s dementia

Estrogen-like drug may not be beneficial to women with Alzheimer’s dementia

An estrogen-like drug, raloxifene, has no demonstrated benefit on memory and thinking skills for women with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the November 4, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Drugs that interact with estrogen receptors have attracted a great deal […]

In Epilepsy, Sleep Apnea Can Be at Play Even When You Least Expect It

Case shows importance of sleep apnea screening in all epileptic patients By Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS Presentation A 25-year-old man presented to Cleveland Clinic’s Epilepsy Center in 2002 with epileptic seizures occurring as frequently as once a day and convulsions occurring about once a week. Diagnosed with epilepsy at age 15, he had never been […]

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