Category: "Memory"

Study shows how synapses organization is controlled

Study shows how synapses organization is controlled

Our ability to learn, move, and sense our world comes from the neurons in our brain. This information moves through our brain between neurons that are linked together by tens of trillions of tiny structures called synapses. Although tiny, synapses are not simple and must be precisely organized to function properly. Indeed, diseases like autism […]

Mindfulness-Based Therapy Promising for Resistant Epilepsy

Mindfulness-Based Therapy Promising for Resistant Epilepsy

Short-term mindfulness-based therapy significantly improves quality of life and reduces anxiety and seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, researchers in Hong Kong report. Their new study shows that patients with epilepsy receiving mindfulness therapy in addition to information and education fared better than those who received only social support.

Anteroinferior encephalocele a rare but important epilepsy cause

Anteroinferior encephalocele a rare but important epilepsy cause

Clinicians should actively search for anteroinferior encephaloceles in patients with treatment-refractory epilepsy, say researchers. Reporting in Neurology, Ritva Vanninen (Kuopio University Hospital, Finland) and team details a large series, of 23 patients, in whom this was the underlying cause. In a linked editorial, Jamie Van Gompel (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA) and John Miller (University […]

Mindfulness Therapy Boosts QoL in Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Mindfulness Therapy Boosts QoL in Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Drug-resistant disease yields to thought training Mindfulness-based therapy (MT) and social support (SS) improved quality of life (QOL) in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy more than social support alone, according to a randomized controlled trial. Following intervention, both the MT and SS groups had an improved total Patient-Weighted Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory (QOLIE-31-P), with […]

Alzheimer’s Prevention: Epilepsy Drug to Be Tested

Alzheimer’s Prevention: Epilepsy Drug to Be Tested

Researchers receive NIH grant to test novel drug therapy for Alzheimer’s dementia Johns Hopkins University researchers have received an estimated $7.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to clinically test what would be the first treatment to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s dementia. The five-year grant will fund a global clinical trial to […]

AGH helms epileptic study

AGH helms epileptic study

In the United States, one out of 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their life, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. This chronic neurological condition causes seizures that severely affect a person’s awareness, consciousness, actions and physical movements. The way that epilepsy can be managed is through different medications that can […]

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