Category: "Epilepsy"

BREAKTHROUGH: New Way To Treat Brain Cancer and Other Neurological Disorders

Researchers describe new progress in treatment of brain cancer, other neurological diseases A new technology that may assist in the treatment of brain cancer and other neurological diseases is the subject of an article in a recent issue of the journal Technology, published by World Scientific Publishing Company. According to the authors, the current medical […]

Clinical Trial of Epidiolex(R) as a Potential Treatment for Epilepsy in Dravet Syndrome

“The results of our open-label trial of Epidiolex in children with Dravet syndrome have been very encouraging and we are excited to begin this important placebo-controlled clinical trial,” stated Orrin Devinsky MD, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, and Principal Investigator of the trial. “As one of the largest epilepsy […]

Medical imaging to benefit from BRAIN initiative funding

Investment totalling $46 million has been announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for President Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. The funding was divided between 58 projects to accelerate fundamental neuroscience research, including developing human brain imaging technology. There are nine projects looking at next-generation human imaging, including one at […]

Examining the Relationship Between Epilepsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder

During the NDC Symposium-Neurobiology of Disease in Children: Session I: Clinical Aspects at the 43rd Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting, held in Columbus, OH, October 22-25, Roberto Tuchman, MD, delivered a presentation that looked some of the mechanisms shared by epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that lead to overlapping symptoms, and reviewed current research […]

NEUROLOGY: Gastric Surgery May Be Risk Factor for Headaches

Bariatric surgery may be a risk factor for a condition that causes severe headaches, according to a study published in the October 22, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In the study, gastric bypass surgery and gastric banding surgery were associated with later developing a condition called […]

5 DAYS AWAY: November is Epilepsy Awareness Month!

EpilepsyU wants the stories page to go viral in the month of November for Epilepsy Awareness Month! November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and we want everyone to share their epilepsy story! We will edit and post as many as we can each day, we already have over 50 stories posted at ‘EpilepsyU Stories‘ (https://epilepsyu.com/stories). Please share […]

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