Category: "Epilepsy"

Chemical chaperone: A new therapeutic option for epilepsy

Chemical chaperone: A new therapeutic option for epilepsy

Chemical chaperones correct the misfolding of the mutant protein Researchers found out that the conformational defect in a specific protein causes Autosomal Dominant Lateral Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (ADLTE) which is a form of familial epilepsy. They showed that treatment with chemical corrector called “chemical chaperone” ameliorates increased seizure susceptibility in a mouse model of human […]

Pain Conditions, Meds Prevalent in Epilepsy Patients

Pain Conditions, Meds Prevalent in Epilepsy Patients

More than a quarter of patients with epilepsy are prescribed opioids, which is significantly more than in the general population, results of a new study show. The research also shows that a multitude of pain conditions are more prevalent in epilepsy patients than in patients without epilepsy. The findings were presented here during the American […]

SUDEP: Research Initiative Receives Grant for Furthering Understanding

Projects build a virtual center for research on death associated with epilepsy Nine groups of scientists will receive funding totaling $5.9 million in 2014 to work together on increasing the understanding of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the leading cause of death from epilepsy. The consortium becomes the second Center Without Walls, an initiative […]

New study explores reliability of optogenetics as method of intervention of temporal lobe seizures

Optogenetics is one of the hottest tools in biomedical research today, a method that uses gene therapy to deliver light-sensitive proteins into specific cells. This new tool allows researchers to interact with a single cell or a network of cells with exquisite precision. Whereas imaging and other technologies allow researchers to watch the brain in […]

DRIVING: Epilepsy and Driving Regulations Explored in Three Studies at AES Annual Meeting

Newswise — SEATTLE, December 7, 2014 – People with epilepsy often struggle with limited independence due to state and federal driving restrictions. Three studies to be presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) 68th Annual Meeting analyze potential factors that impair driving in people with epilepsy and in people who experience “seizure-like” non-epileptic events. The […]


From May 20 to September 1 2014, Epilepsia conducted an online survey seeking opinions about the use of medical marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD) for people with epilepsy A MINORITY 48% of Specialists (Neurologists and Epileptologists) would recommend using medical marijuana in severe cases of epilepsy and an even smaller amount said that there was enough […]