Category: "Research"

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 […]

Epilepsy Caused by Tapeworm Leading Cause in Developing World

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said neurocysticercosis – transmitted after consuming undercooked pork or water contaminated by tapeworm eggs – is “the most frequent preventable cause of epilepsy in the developing world.” WHO explained that taeniasis is the intestinal infection of the adult tapeworm and when left untreated, a more serious condition […]

​BREAKTHROUGH: Cure for migraines and epilepsy? Humans control genes in mice with power of thought

Scientists have constructed a device which enables human brainwaves to turn genes in mice on and off, suggesting potential ways of treating epilepsy, migraines, and pain management according to new research. The mind-controlled tool connects a wireless brainwave monitoring headset to an implant in the mouse. The study, published in Nature Communications, a multidisciplinary natural […]

Cure for migraines and epilepsy? Humans control genes in mice with power of thought

Scientists have constructed a device which enables human brainwaves to turn genes in mice on and off, suggesting potential ways of treating epilepsy, migraines, and pain management according to new research. The mind-controlled tool connects a wireless brainwave monitoring headset to an implant in the mouse. The study, published in Nature Communications, a multidisciplinary natural […]

Marijuana for Pediatric Seizures?

Pediatric neurologists are being bombarded with questions from patients and families about medical marijuana, but they’re not convinced of the scientific evidence supporting its use in conditions such as intractable epilepsy. Even if they were, they’re somewhat confused about where they stand legally. But many think that the landscape is about to change. Delegates attending […]

Researchers discover new genetic cause of rare, complex form of epilepsy

A research team led by scientists at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has used whole genome sequencing to identify a new genetic cause of a severe, rare and complex form of epilepsy that becomes evident in early childhood and can lead to early death. The researchers found a mutation in the KCNB1 gene after […]

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