Category: "Education"

POLL: Is Epilepsy Prejudice and Mis-understanding Still Prevalent ?

POLL: Is Epilepsy Prejudice and Mis-understanding Still Prevalent ?

A new poll conducted in Wales shows that young people with epilepsy are still faced with high levels of discrimination, prejudice and lack of understanding about epilepsy. Half of the young responders who had epilepsy reported feeling depression and nearly 90% reported experiencing discrimination and social isolation due to their condition. While this study was […]

Discovery has clear implications in the quest for new epilepsy treatments

Discovery has clear implications in the quest for new epilepsy treatments

The mission of neural stem cells located in the hippocampus, one of the main regions of the brain, is to generate new neurons during the adult life of mammals, including human beings, of course, and their function is to participate in certain types of learning and responses to anxiety and stress. Using an epilepsy model […]

Why are Girls Diagnosed with Autism Less than Boys?

Why are Girls Diagnosed with Autism Less than Boys?

According to research, girls are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) less commonly than boys–a fact attributed to unique underlying genetic and neurobiological characteristics in girls and boys with ASD. However, identifying behavioral differences between the sexes within ASD has been problematic as well as controversial. Based on recent data, the prevalence of autism in […]

Ketogenic Diet? There’s a Pill for That!

Ketogenic Diet? There’s a Pill for That!

‘Ketogenic’ pill to treat drug-resistant epilepsy EpilepsyAction: New studies in Japan have identified a drug that may help people with epilepsy whose seizures don’t respond to medication. The drug changes the energy supply to the brain – effectively mimicking the ketogenic diet Most anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are believed to suppress seizures by affecting neuron activity in […]

Epilepsy Drugs Could Be Used To Prevent Or Treat Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Epilepsy Drugs Could Be Used To Prevent Or Treat Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s Disease

With the lack of reliable treatment for Alzheimer’s disease today, neurologists have focused their attention on treating the disease or at the very least delaying its onset. A recent study conducted at the University of British Columbia has found that drugs used to prevent or reduce the severity of epileptic seizures, also known as anticonvulsants, could […]

Synchrotron X-Ray Microbeams ‘Could Aid Treatment Of Drug-Resistant Epilepsy’

Synchrotron X-Ray Microbeams ‘Could Aid Treatment Of Drug-Resistant Epilepsy’

Via EpilepsyResearchUK: New research has shed light on the potential effectiveness of using synchrotron X-ray microbeams as a means of treating patients with forms of epilepsy that have proven resistant to treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Led by the Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences, the European research project examined several studies recently performed to evaluate the […]

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