Category: "Epilepsy"

Using a Virus to Treat Disease

Using a Virus to Treat Disease

New virus-based method opens wide range of options to treat various diseases The ability to switch disease-causing genes on and off remains a dream for many physicians, research scientists and patients. Research teams from across the world are busy turning this dream into a reality, incuding a team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin […]

OCD RESEARCH: Genetic Cause Of OCD May Be Discovered

OCD RESEARCH: Genetic Cause Of OCD May Be Discovered

A single chemical receptor in the brain is responsible for a range of symptoms in mice that are reminiscent of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to a Duke University study that appears online in the journal Biological Psychiatry. The findings provide a new mechanistic understanding of OCD and other psychiatric disorders and suggest that they are […]

TBI: Athletes may experience long-term brain changes after sports-related concussion

TBI: Athletes may experience long-term brain changes after sports-related concussion

New research finds white matter changes in the brains of athletes six months after a concussion. The study will be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago, July 8-10, hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s leading authority on the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion. The conference brings together leading experts […]

Epilepsy ‘Holy Grail’ drug could be consumed in a sports drink to prevent seizures, say researchers

Epilepsy ‘Holy Grail’ drug could be consumed in a sports drink to prevent seizures, say researchers

Melbourne, Australia researchers think they have found a “Holy Grail” treatment to prevent epilepsy after a head injury. Pre-clinical trials have shown the drug sodium selenate slows the progression of changes in the brain that cause epilepsy. The researchers are looking into whether the drug could one day be put into sports drinks, for athletes […]

Suicide rate is 22 percent higher among people with epilepsy than the general population

Suicide rate is 22 percent higher among people with epilepsy than the general population

The suicide rate among people with epilepsy is 22 percent higher than the general population, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in Epilepsy & Behavior. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. As recent research suggested that epilepsy, psychiatric […]

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