Category: "Epilepsy"

News from the AAN Annual Meeting: Epilepsy Does Not Impact Fertility, New Study Finds

News from the AAN Annual Meeting: Epilepsy Does Not Impact Fertility, New Study Finds

ARTICLE IN BRIEF Women with epilepsy did not have any more problem getting pregnant than healthy controls, investigators reported in a new study Findings from a long-term observational study of women with epilepsy trying to get pregnant and age-matched healthy controls found that there are no differences in the time it takes to conceive a […]

Researchers discover moving, electrically ‘silent’ source initiates brain waves

Researchers discover moving, electrically ‘silent’ source initiates brain waves

Brain waves that spread through the hippocampus are initiated by a method not seen before—a possible step toward understanding and treating epilepsy, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University. The researchers discovered a traveling spike generator that appears to move across the hippocampus—a part of the brain mainly associated with memory—and change direction, while […]

Toward quieting the brain – promising anti-seizure strategies

Toward quieting the brain – promising anti-seizure strategies

Cluster Analysis of Cat Neural Networks Reveals Promising Anti-seizure Strategies. Chronic brain diseases such as epilepsy involve disturbances of the brain’s electrical activity. Finding new and better ways to correct them is the dream of millions of patients, their physicians and researchers. An international team of investigators from Brazil, Scotland and Germany is expanding the […]

Is Déjà Vu A Glitch In The Human Brain?

Is Déjà Vu A Glitch In The Human Brain?

French scientist Emile Boirac, one of the pioneers in studying déjà vu, gave its proper name in 1976. Déjà vu means “already seen” in French. Although the science behind it remains confounding, more than 40 theories exist as to why déjà vu happens. The theories include concept of suppressed memory, reincarnation and a biological malfunction […]

Preventing Epilepsy Deaths

Preventing Epilepsy Deaths

Seizures aren’t the only cause for concern. Fortunately, most children experiencing epilepsy grow up to live long and fruitful lives. But every parent naturally wonders whether their beloved child with seizures could pass away prematurely. In today’s world, a quick Internet search serves up plenty of information about SUDEP, or sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. […]

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