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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 […]

Behind the wheel: Navigating driving with epilepsy

Behind the wheel: Navigating driving with epilepsy

“You got too excited,” the instructor told her, writing a large “X” over her driving test. Veach, who was retaking the test after having epilepsy surgery, failed because of her rolling stop. She cried afterward. “I’m 30,” she said. “And I’m failing.” For people with epilepsy, the ability to drive ranks among their top concerns. Regulations vary […]

Addressing Racial Disparity in Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome: A Boston Children’s Hospital Initiative

Addressing Racial Disparity in Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome: A Boston Children’s Hospital Initiative

Understanding Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome Infantile Epileptic Spasms Syndrome (IESS), also known as infantile spasms, is the most common form of epilepsy observed during infancy. Characterized by spasms, loss of consciousness, and often intellectual disability, IESS is a severe disorder that requires early diagnosis and immediate referral to a neurologist for effective treatment. However, recent […]

Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Conducting First-In-Human Studies of Cell Transplantation for Epilepsy

Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Conducting First-In-Human Studies of Cell Transplantation for Epilepsy

A groundbreaking clinical trial is taking a new approach to treat seizures: brain cell transplantation. Duke is one of the first sites in the United States to treat a patient in this pioneering study, which is evaluating the safety and efficacy of NRTX-1001, an investigational cell product. NRTX-1001 transplantation is being tested in adults with […]

Epilepsy Explained!

Epilepsy Explained!

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease that affects people of all ages. It is also known as seizure disorder as this disease is characterized by recurring, unpredictable seizures resulting from abnormal brain activity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 50 million people around the world suffer from epilepsy, which makes […]

EMA issues warning for males with epilepsy or bipolar disorder being treated with group of medicines

EMA issues warning for males with epilepsy or bipolar disorder being treated with group of medicines

Dr Muiris Houston: Drugs used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder linked to neurodevelopmental disorders in patients’ children The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a warning for male patients with epilepsy or bipolar disorder being treated with the valproate group of medicines. It follows the identification of a potential increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders […]

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