UCB has announced positive results of a Phase 3 non-inferiority study designed to compare efficacy and safety of lacosamide to carbamazepine-CR (controlled release; retard tablets) as monotherapy in newly or recently diagnosed adult patients with partial-onset seizures. The study met its primary endpoint for the proportion of patients remaining seizure free for six consecutive months […]
A study of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) found that those who spent time in the sun every day during the summer as teens developed the disease later than those reporting not spending time in the sun every day. The study, which was published in the October 7, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical […]
Mayo Clinic researchers awarded NIH grant to develop intelligent devices to track and treat epilepsy
Researchers at Mayo Clinic were awarded a $6.8 million, five-year federal grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop intelligent devices to track and treat abnormal brain activity in people with epilepsy. The grant, part of a presidential initiative aimed at revolutionizing the understanding of the human brain, is called Brain Research Through […]
Short-term mindfulness-based therapy significantly improves quality of life and reduces anxiety and seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, researchers in Hong Kong report. Their new study shows that patients with epilepsy receiving mindfulness therapy in addition to information and education fared better than those who received only social support.
A new Yale co-authored study suggests that experiencing warning signs before seizures may not contribute to an epileptic individual’s driving safety. Yale researchers found that people with uncontrolled seizures who experienced “auras”- — reliable warning signs before a seizure — had motor vehicle accidents just as often as those who did not have auras. The […]
Within the brain, some neurons fire off hundreds of signals per second, and after ramping up for such a barrage, they need to relax and reset. A particular type of ion channel helps bring them down, ensuring these cells don’t get overstimulated—a state that potentially can lead to severe epileptic seizures, among other problems. New […]