Category: "Epilepsy"

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 […]

Early promise for cannabis extract treatment in epilepsy

Early promise for cannabis extract treatment in epilepsy

A preliminary, open-label study suggests that cannabidiol may be a useful adjunctive treatment in adults and children with intractable epilepsy. The multicentre trial, involving 214 patients aged between 1 and 30 years, demonstrated acceptable safety and promising efficacy in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy. The patients took twice-daily 99% pure oil-based cannabidiol extract, starting at a […]

New therapy developed to help people with epilepsy manage their condition

New therapy developed to help people with epilepsy manage their condition

A NEW form of behavioral therapy for patients with epilepsy has been developed at a medical school. The therapy was created by neuroscientist Yoko Nagai at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Her work targets patients who are resistant to drugs and teaches them to train their brains to be more alert. More than half of […]

Autism Epilepsy Depression Neurology / Neuroscience Absence of serotonin alters development and function of brain circuits

Autism Epilepsy Depression Neurology / Neuroscience Absence of serotonin alters development and function of brain circuits

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have created the first complete model to describe the role that serotonin plays in brain development and structure. Serotonin, also called 5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT], is an important neuromodulator of brain development and the structure and function of neuronal (nerve cell) circuits. The results were published in the […]

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