Category: "Epilepsy"

VTT develops innovative magnetometer for applications such as medical imaging

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an innovative magnetometer that can replace conventional technology in applications such as neuro-imaging, mineral exploration and molecular diagnostics. Its manufacturing costs are between 70 and 80 per cent lower than those of traditional technology, and the device is not as sensitive to external magnetic fields as its […]

Epilepsy and Your Sex Life

Enhancing Intimacy Controlling seizures is key: Get help from your doctor Just about all aspects of a person’s life can be impacted by a diagnosis of epilepsy, including working, driving and family life. But the effects of epilepsy can reach into the bedroom as well, causing sexual dysfunction and disrupting intimate relationships. “Patients often think about the things […]

PRESS RELEASE: Epilepsy Research Opens a Window to the Brain

Cool Science and New Discoveries Highlighted During Epilepsy Awareness Month Newswise — West Hartford, Conn., November 5, 2014 — Rapidly emerging technologies, novel imaging techniques, the development of new therapies and new genes, have given researchers and clinicians an extraordinary ability to explore the brain at the cellular, genetic and neural levels. While current epilepsy […]

Slowly But Surely, Seizure Therapy Gets Personalized

I saw a woman many years ago in the hospital with fever, lymphadenopathy, and liver function abnormalities associated with phenytoin. Her case has stuck with me, probably because her EEG/video monitoring demonstrated nonepileptic seizures and not epilepsy. She suffered from a serious complication of phenytoin, a drug she didn’t even need! Of all the antiepileptic […]

Granger Causality Test Can Make Epilepsy Surgery More Effective

Newswise — ATLANTA—A new statistical test that looks at the patterns of high-frequency network activity flow from brain signals can help doctors pinpoint the exact location of seizures occurring in the brain and make surgery more effective, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University School of Medicine. The findings are published in […]

Studies examine the relationship between epilepsy and autism

A doctor from Florida has presented results of a meta-analysis of studies which was conducted to closely examine the relationship of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with another prevalent neurological disorder, epilepsy. Dr. Robert Tuchman, director for the Brain Development Network at Miami Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Center and a professor at the Department of Neurology […]

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