Category: "Research"

Research And Innovations: Latest Advancements In Epilepsy And Future Treatments

Research And Innovations: Latest Advancements In Epilepsy And Future Treatments

There’s a surge in the development of anti-seizure medications with enhanced efficacy and fewer side effects. Dr Vinit Banga BLK Max Super Specialty Hospital suggests their role in reducing seizure frequency and severity. Epilepsy Research Is Advancing Rapidly Delving into innovative realms that promise transformative treatments. Recent breakthroughs include the identification of novel biomarkers for […]

Ketogenic diet boosts brain’s natural calm to combat epilepsy

Ketogenic diet boosts brain’s natural calm to combat epilepsy

A recent Cell Discovery study investigates whether the ketogenic diet (KD) could alleviate epilepsy. Background The ketogenic diet (KD) is a high-fat, very low carbohydrate, and adequate protein regimen. In this diet, cell energy is derived from fatty acid and amino acid oxidation, which generates ketone bodies, such as acetoacetate (AcAc) and β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). Additional studies are […]

Predicting Epileptic Seizures An Hour Before They Happen

Predicting Epileptic Seizures An Hour Before They Happen

An Israeli startup has developed a way to predict epileptic seizures an hour before they happen, helping sufferers to stop any symptoms by swiftly taking medication. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder causing frequent seizures that temporarily disrupt brain function. There are many different types of seizures, each one with a range of symptoms, including […]

Is posttraumatic epilepsy associated with long-term dementia risk?

Is posttraumatic epilepsy associated with long-term dementia risk?

In a recent study published in JAMA Neurology, researchers assessed the associations between post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) and the risk of dementia. Background PTE is the occurrence of unprovoked seizures more than a week after a traumatic brain injury, and it accounts for up to 20% of acquired epilepsies. Research suggests that PTE is associated with […]

Service Dogs May Lessen Seizure Frequency in Folks With Epilepsy

Service Dogs May Lessen Seizure Frequency in Folks With Epilepsy

THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Perhaps by reducing anxiety, a service dog can help reduce seizures in people with tough-to-treat epilepsy, a new study finds. A group of 25 study participants had an average 31% fewer seizures after months of owning a service dog trained to help people with epilepsy. And seven of […]

New ‘Prosthetic’ Hacks The Brain to Recall Specific Memories

New ‘Prosthetic’ Hacks The Brain to Recall Specific Memories

Neuroscientists have ‘hacked’ the brain’s memory pathways with a new prosthetic system that could help improve the recollection of specific memories. The deep brain technology can’t remind you whether you’ve turned off the oven just yet, but research led by Wake Forest University (WFU) and the University of Southern California (USC) has now shown it […]

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