Category: "Epilepsy"

New computational techniques could help researchers pinpoint anatomical source of seizures

New computational techniques could help researchers pinpoint anatomical source of seizures

For the third of all epilepsy patients who don’t respond to medication, an alternative is to locate the small cluster of neurons that act as the seed of a seizure’s aberrant electrical activity and surgically remove it. Unfortunately, such surgeries often fail to bring any relief. The ability to reliably pinpoint the anatomical source of […]

A Standardized Diagnostic Approach and Ongoing Feedback Improves Outcome in Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

A Standardized Diagnostic Approach and Ongoing Feedback Improves Outcome in Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Nonepileptic events, or seizures that are not caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, are frequently misunderstood. Psychogenic nonepileptic events or seizures (PNES) is the term used most often to describe events that are not epilepsy and are thought to have a psychological basis. While tests such as video EEG telemetry can help diagnose […]

Optical technologies could lead to novel treatments for neurological diseases

Optical technologies could lead to novel treatments for neurological diseases

Optical technologies previously used to look at the stars in the sky will be miniaturized to look inside the brain, and could lead to new treatments for neurological diseases. The technologies once used to make corrections to space telescopes, along with new lasers, will help answer a fundamental question, according to Prakash Kara, Ph.D., a […]

Weak Electrical Field May Spread Brain Waves Linked To Memory And Epilepsy

Weak Electrical Field May Spread Brain Waves Linked To Memory And Epilepsy

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University may have found a new way information is communicated throughout the brain. Their discovery could lead to identifying possible new targets to investigate brain waves associated with memory and epilepsy and better understand healthy physiology. They recorded neural spikes traveling at a speed too slow for known mechanisms to […]

A Step towards Gene Therapy against Intractable Epilepsy

A Step towards Gene Therapy against Intractable Epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders that affects people of all ages and is characterized by unpredictable seizures. There are many existing drugs to treat the condition. However, many patients with epilepsy have not experienced any improvements in the symptoms from the existing drugs. In severe conditions, surgery is recommended in cases […]

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