Category: "Research"

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 […]

Neurology: Turning Down the Volume on Tinnitus

The drug D-cycloserine was no more effective than placebo when used with a computer-based cognitive training program for relieving persistent ear ringing in patients with tinnitus in a small clinical study, but patients did report fewer cognitive difficulties. Sixteen study participants with tinnitus were treated with D-cycloserine – the dextrorotary form of the antibiotic cycloserine, […]

BREAKTHROUGH: New Way To Treat Brain Cancer and Other Neurological Disorders

Researchers describe new progress in treatment of brain cancer, other neurological diseases A new technology that may assist in the treatment of brain cancer and other neurological diseases is the subject of an article in a recent issue of the journal Technology, published by World Scientific Publishing Company. According to the authors, the current medical […]

Clinical Trial of Epidiolex(R) as a Potential Treatment for Epilepsy in Dravet Syndrome

“The results of our open-label trial of Epidiolex in children with Dravet syndrome have been very encouraging and we are excited to begin this important placebo-controlled clinical trial,” stated Orrin Devinsky MD, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, and Principal Investigator of the trial. “As one of the largest epilepsy […]

Medical imaging to benefit from BRAIN initiative funding

Investment totalling $46 million has been announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for President Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. The funding was divided between 58 projects to accelerate fundamental neuroscience research, including developing human brain imaging technology. There are nine projects looking at next-generation human imaging, including one at […]

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