Category: "Epilepsy"

Animal study shows flexible, dissolvable silicon device promising for brain monitoring

Animal study shows flexible, dissolvable silicon device promising for brain monitoring

An implantable brain device that literally melts away at a pre-determined rate minimizes injury to tissue normally associated with standard electrode implantation, according to research led by a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers describe online in Nature Materials a new class of technology that provides greater […]

Evolving Role Of the Ketogenic Diet in Treating Intractable Childhood Epilepsy and Beyond

Evolving Role Of the Ketogenic Diet in Treating Intractable Childhood Epilepsy and Beyond

The implementation of a ketogenic diet (KD) to treat intractable childhood epilepsy has ancient origins. As elements of the treatment have advanced over the centuries, clinicians are hopeful the diet’s uses can be expanded to address other neurological disorders. The CDC estimates 1 percent of children ages 0–17 (approximately 750,000) are affected by epilepsy or […]

Cause of Neuron Death in Neurological Disease Researched

Cause of Neuron Death in Neurological Disease Researched

Elusive brain receptor may play vital role in death of neurons from neurological diseases Strokes, seizures, traumatic brain injury and schizophrenia: these conditions can cause persistent, widespread acidity around neurons in the brain. But exactly how that acidity affects brain function isn’t well understood. In a paper published in March in Scientific Reports, University at […]

Salts in the brain control our sleep-wake cycle

Salts in the brain control our sleep-wake cycle

Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a critical role in whether we are asleep or awake. This discovery may be of great importance to research on psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and convulsive fits (sic)(seizures please -EpilepsyU) […]

RADAR-CNS programme aims to improve lives of patients with brain disorders

A major new research program supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative launches today, which will develop new ways of monitoring major depressive disorder, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis using wearable devices and smartphone technology. The RADAR-CNS (Remote assessment of disease and relapse – Central Nervous System) programme aims to improve patients’ quality of life, and potentially […]

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