Category: "Epilepsy"

Epilepsy: how an AI algorithm detects related brain abnormalities – new research

Epilepsy: how an AI algorithm detects related brain abnormalities – new research

Around 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. While anti-seizure medications are available and effective for the majority of people with the condition, 20%-30% don’t respond to medications. Abnormalities in the brain are one of the leading causes of this drug-resistant epilepsy, which is usually identified by MRI scans before surgery is carried out to cure the […]

What Happens To Your Body When You Have A Seizure

What Happens To Your Body When You Have A Seizure

Watching a loved one have a seizure or experiencing one of your own can be extremely frightening. There’s an association between seizures and epilepsy, but the World Health Organization (WHO) clarifies that a single seizure doesn’t necessarily indicate epilepsy. A formal diagnosis of epilepsy is given when a person experiences at least two unexpected seizures. There […]

New hope for patients with rare epilepsy

New hope for patients with rare epilepsy

Thousands of children face seizures, developmental delays, and possible death from Dravet Syndrome. A new treatment built on Michigan Medicine research could help. Zain Tello grips a flyswatter, his big, brown eyes widening as he pretends it’s a double-bladed ax, just like Paul Bunyan’s. He loves tall tales, like Bunyan and John Henry, says his […]

Van Gogh: hidden art, hidden disability

Van Gogh: hidden art, hidden disability

Over a century after his death, iconic artist Vincent Van Gogh reminds us that epilepsy is often a hidden condition. In July, much of the world was shocked to hear that a previously hidden Van Gogh self-portrait had been found on the reverse of one of his paintings. The portrait, discovered by curators at the […]

Fewer Cures, Costlier Energy

Fewer Cures, Costlier Energy

The so-called Inflation Reduction Act has at its heart the most foolish trade-off imaginable. The so-called Inflation Reduction Act will be one of the greatest misallocations of federal resources in American history. The bill has many moving parts, but here’s a simple way to sum up its macroeconomic impact: It would transfer about a quarter […]

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