Category: "Epilepsy"

Revolutionizing Pediatric Epilepsy Treatment: Baylor Study Sheds New Light on Neuron Roles

Revolutionizing Pediatric Epilepsy Treatment: Baylor Study Sheds New Light on Neuron Roles

Explore the groundbreaking study from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital on STXBP1 encephalopathy, shedding light on the roles of inhibitory and excitatory neurons in pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders. In a world where the intricacies of the human brain continue to baffle and fascinate, a groundbreaking study emerges from the labs of Baylor College […]

How a psychologist supports a unique patient population in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

How a psychologist supports a unique patient population in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Dr. Sarah Vernon-Scott, Psychologist in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) in Clinical Neurosciences at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), works with a variety of neurology patients, including individuals diagnosed with Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures (PNES). “PNES are events that look like epileptic seizures, but there is none of the correlated brain activity that is seen in […]

Research And Innovations: Latest Advancements In Epilepsy And Future Treatments

Research And Innovations: Latest Advancements In Epilepsy And Future Treatments

There’s a surge in the development of anti-seizure medications with enhanced efficacy and fewer side effects. Dr Vinit Banga BLK Max Super Specialty Hospital suggests their role in reducing seizure frequency and severity. Epilepsy Research Is Advancing Rapidly Delving into innovative realms that promise transformative treatments. Recent breakthroughs include the identification of novel biomarkers for […]

Ketogenic diet boosts brain’s natural calm to combat epilepsy

Ketogenic diet boosts brain’s natural calm to combat epilepsy

A recent Cell Discovery study investigates whether the ketogenic diet (KD) could alleviate epilepsy. Background The ketogenic diet (KD) is a high-fat, very low carbohydrate, and adequate protein regimen. In this diet, cell energy is derived from fatty acid and amino acid oxidation, which generates ketone bodies, such as acetoacetate (AcAc) and β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). Additional studies are […]

Predicting Epileptic Seizures An Hour Before They Happen

Predicting Epileptic Seizures An Hour Before They Happen

An Israeli startup has developed a way to predict epileptic seizures an hour before they happen, helping sufferers to stop any symptoms by swiftly taking medication. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder causing frequent seizures that temporarily disrupt brain function. There are many different types of seizures, each one with a range of symptoms, including […]

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