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Research findings could provide insight into how doctors could restore human memory

UCLA neurophysicists have found that space-mapping neurons in the brain react differently to virtual reality than they do to real-world environments. Their findings could be significant for people who use virtual reality for gaming, military, commercial, scientific or other purposes. “The pattern of activity in a brain region involved in spatial learning in the virtual […]

A New Candian Study Shows Dramatic Success With CBD Treatment for Epilepsy

PRESS RELEASE: VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new study from Orrin Devinsky, MD, of the New York University School of Medicine, suggests that Cannabidiol (CBD) may radically reduce seizures in patients with epilepsy. Dr. Devinsky administered cannabidiol to 23 patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy. Thirty-nine percent of the patients saw their […]

VIDEO: Charlotte’s Web for Epilepsy Consortium

The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, EpilepsyU and The Realm of Caring Florida present “Charlotte’s Web: A Consortium for Understanding Florida’s Compassionate Care Law” at Concorde Career Institute, Orlando Florida. Filmed November 15, 2014 Featuring: Chuck Carmen, Director, Epilepsy Association of Central Florida Dr. Ngoc Minh Le, Epileptologist, Pediatric Neurology, P.A. Paige Figi, Founder, Realm […]

Tadpole model links epilepsy drug’s effects to chromatin

Valproic acid (VPA), an epilepsy drug that increases the risk of autism, may alter neural circuits by opening up chromatin, a tightly packaged form of DNA in the nucleus. Researchers presented the unpublished data today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The study looked at the effects of VPA on tadpoles. […]

You are important to people with epilepsy

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy is a unique condition. Ancient civilizations wrote about it and treated it, and it continues to affect part of our population today. One in 10 people will have at least one seizure at some point in his or her lifetime. This means that everyone knows someone who will or […]

NEW AEDs: Promising Epilepsy Rx from UC-Davis

A new treatment announced this week may offer some hope for severe “super-refractory” epileptic patients who are unable to stop their seizures by other means, according to a report from researchers at UC-Davis. The first clinical use of the experimental new medication showed promising results in the first few patients to receive it, according to […]