Category: "Epilepsy"

New cytoplasmic role for proteins linked to neurological diseases, cancers

New cytoplasmic role for proteins linked to neurological diseases, cancers

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a second role for a class of RNA-binding proteins, revealing new insights about neurological diseases and conditions associated with this protein such as autism, epilepsy, and certain types of cancer. “These data should promote a re-evaluation of those diseases to see if this new function that we’ve […]

A syndrome combining intellectual disability, epilepsy and hypotonia results from the failure of a single gene

A syndrome combining intellectual disability, epilepsy and hypotonia results from the failure of a single gene

Each gene variation has the potential to trigger specific defects. Among all genetic conditions, diseases recessive occur only when both the father and the mother are healthy carriers of the same defective gene which can be passed down to their children. This category includes a disease that combines intellectual disability, epilepsy and hypotonia. Researchers at […]

Genetics plays significant role in sleep/wake timing of seizures

Genetics plays significant role in sleep/wake timing of seizures

New research from the Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project shows that genetics plays a role in sleep/wake timing of seizures. Researchers studied 1,395 individuals with epilepsy in families containing multiple people with epilepsy to determine whether sleep/wake timing of seizures runs in families.

Young adults with hostile attitudes may experience memory and thinking problems decades later

Young adults with hostile attitudes may experience memory and thinking problems decades later

Young adults with hostile attitudes or those who don’t cope well with stress may be at increased risk for experiencing memory and thinking problems decades later, according to a study published in the March 2, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “We may not think of our […]

MEMORY: Seven Universities Working to Develop New Technologies

MEMORY: Seven Universities Working to Develop New Technologies

UT Southwestern Medical Center has joined a consortium of seven leading universities to develop new technologies to improve memory in people with traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, UT Southwestern is part of a study with the goal of developing an implantable neural monitoring and stimulation system by the end […]

Extreme events in the brain

Extreme events in the brain

How do epileptic seizures develop? A new model from the universities of Bonn and Oldenburg may help to answer this question. Physicists at the Universities of Bonn and Oldenburg have developed a model whose behavior – although based on strict rules – can apparently change spontaneously. There are also changes of this type in nature, […]

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