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Soticlestat, A New Potential Treatment for Epilepsy It Inhibits Cholesterol Catabolism

Soticlestat, A New Potential Treatment for Epilepsy It Inhibits Cholesterol Catabolism

Soticlestat, a small molecule that inhibits the activity of cholesterol 24-hydroxylase, one of several enzymes responsible for catabolism of cholesterol, has the potential to translate into a useful therapy for epilepsy, but more research from clinical trials are needed, experts said. A compound that inhibits cholesterol catabolism has potential as an antiseizure drug, according to […]

An MRI could predict patients with epilepsy who would not suffer cognitive impairment with surgery

An MRI could predict patients with epilepsy who would not suffer cognitive impairment with surgery

Differences in the connectivity of different regions of the hippocampus could predict which patients with epilepsy would not suffer impairments in verbal learning after surgery, and therefore, could benefit from it. This is the main discovery of a study by the Cognition and Brain Plasticity research group at IDIBELL, the Bellvitge University Hospital, and the […]

Physical Activity in Epilepsy

Physical Activity in Epilepsy

Many therapists and neurologists approve physical activities as effective mediums to avoid triggers associated with epilepsy, seizures, and mental or psychological disorders. Muscle strength exercises are dedicated to reducing cognitive deterioration and suspending disease progression. Yoga, pilates, walking, jogging, and elementary aerobic exercises relate to successful epilepsy therapy programs. Some active or team sports are also acceptable to people with high […]

EPILEPSY TREATMENT CAN BE TRIAL AND ERROR. SHE HAS A WAY TO CHANGE THAT.

EPILEPSY TREATMENT CAN BE TRIAL AND ERROR. SHE HAS A WAY TO CHANGE THAT.

When Aarti Sathyanarayana shadowed a neurologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, it sparked an idea that could change how doctors treat epilepsy. Sathyanarayana saw how doctors were evaluating whether they’d picked the right medication for epilepsy in a patient. It’s largely a trial-and-error approach, she says. The doctor will prescribe medication and then the patient will return […]

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY PROGRAM AWARDED $34M CONTRACT RENEWAL TO TEST AND IDENTIFY INVESTIGATIONAL THERAPEUTICS THAT PREVENT AND TREAT DRUG-RESISTANT EPILEPSY

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY PROGRAM AWARDED $34M CONTRACT RENEWAL TO TEST AND IDENTIFY INVESTIGATIONAL THERAPEUTICS THAT PREVENT AND TREAT DRUG-RESISTANT EPILEPSY

The University of Utah College of Pharmacy’s Anticonvulsant Drug Development (ADD) Program has been awarded a five-year $34 million contract renewal with the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to test and identify novel investigational therapeutics for preventing the development of epilepsy and treating refractory, or drug-resistant, epilepsy. Epilepsy is the fourth most […]

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