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Brain scanner for children could make it easier for scientists to diagnose autism and epilepsy!

Brain scanner for children could make it easier for scientists to diagnose autism and epilepsy!

A new wearable bike helmet-style brain scanner system could make scans easier and more reliable in children, researchers say. The helmet allows natural movement during scanning, and has been used on a study with young children for the first time. Scientists say this marks an important step towards improving our understanding of brain development in […]

World Federation of Neurology Reveals New Frontiers in Epilepsy Treatment for Children, Pregnant Women and, New Links Between ADHD and Epilepsy at 24th Annual World Congress of Neurology, Dubai

World Federation of Neurology Reveals New Frontiers in Epilepsy Treatment for Children, Pregnant Women and, New Links Between ADHD and Epilepsy at 24th Annual World Congress of Neurology, Dubai

The road to caring for patients with epilepsy is leading to more effective options for patients of all ages, according to expert findings unveiled by members of the World Federation of Neurology. Breakthrough advances in epilepsy research will take center stage as the Federation hosts the XXIV World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2019) in Dubai, […]

LIVING WITH EPILEPSY

LIVING WITH EPILEPSY

Epilepsy can cause a number of health complications, especially if it goes untreated. The most serious of these complications is known as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). While uncommon, it does cause great concern among those with epilepsy because so little is known about what causes it or how to prevent it. “Doctors always […]

Molecules in Blood Spike Hours before Seizures

Molecules in Blood Spike Hours before Seizures

Researchers measured a predictive increase in transfer RNA in people with epilepsy. PHOTO: Brain scan shows activity caused by epilepsy. Credit: SCIENCE SOURCE More than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, and one of its harshest aspects is its unpredictability. Sufferers rarely know when a seizure will occur. But molecular biologist Marion Hogg of FutureNeuro, […]

WHY EVEN WELL-CONTROLLED EPILEPSY MAY DISRUPT THINKING

WHY EVEN WELL-CONTROLLED EPILEPSY MAY DISRUPT THINKING

For people with epilepsy, transient bursts of high-frequency electrical activity in epileptic brain tissue can impair thinking even when no seizure is occurring, a new study shows. The pathological buzz of electrical brain activity interferes with the brain’s normal activity, but researchers say improving certain medications or implantable devices could help alleviate these cognitive deficits. […]

CBD may alleviate seizures, benefit behaviors in people with neurodevelopmental conditions/Angelman Syndrome

CBD may alleviate seizures, benefit behaviors in people with neurodevelopmental conditions/Angelman Syndrome

A marijuana plant extract, also known as cannabidiol (CBD), is being commonly used to improve anxiety, sleep problems, pain, and many other neurological conditions. Now UNC School of Medicine researchers show it may alleviate seizures and normalize brain rhythms in Angelman syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental condition. Published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the research conducted […]

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