Category: "Seizure Types"

Study discovers how genetic mutations contribute to adult epilepsy

Study discovers how genetic mutations contribute to adult epilepsy

Massachusetts [US], May 2 (ANI): About 1 in 26 people have epilepsy, and the most common type, temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), is frequently ineffectively treated with anti-seizure drugs. Neurosurgery may be necessary for patients with this type of epilepsy in order to stop their seizures. Uncertainty surrounds the causes and course of the disease, as […]

UVA researchers advance understanding of how the brain responds to seizures

UVA researchers advance understanding of how the brain responds to seizures

New University of Virginia School of Medicine insights into how the brain responds to seizures could facilitate the development of much-needed treatments for the third of patients who don’t respond to existing options. The research, from the labs of UVA’s Ukpong B. Eyo, PhD, and Edward Perez-Reyes, PhD, suggests that immune cells called microglia play important, beneficial […]

Epilepsy in Adolescence

Epilepsy in Adolescence

Epilepsy is a disease that affects the electrical activity of the brain. If you want to know more about this disorder in adolescents, read on. Adolescence is a stage of development closely linked to epilepsy. This can be either because certain epileptic symptoms disappear during this phase or others appear. The prevalence of epilepsy in adolescents is […]

New Research Identifies Causes of Epilepsy Using Noninvasive Techniques

New Research Identifies Causes of Epilepsy Using Noninvasive Techniques

Researchers at UTA are conducting a study designing a new technique to identify seizure-inducing regions of children’s brains. Christos Papadelis, bioengineering professor of research, is studying new treatments for epilepsy with help from doctoral student Ludovica Corona. Their new methods aim to identify which areas of the brain cause a patient’s seizures using noninvasive techniques […]

I Thought My Seizures Were ‘All In My Head’ – But I Wasn’t Making Them Up

I Thought My Seizures Were ‘All In My Head’ – But I Wasn’t Making Them Up

In 2019 I began losing control of my body and started having seizures. Initially they were every few months but became increasingly frequent until they were happening four times a day, lasting up to an hour at a time. My right arm developed a permanent tremor and I suffered from severe exhaustion. Having been signed off work, […]

Biologists show how brain’s immune system response worsens epilepsy

Biologists show how brain’s immune system response worsens epilepsy

University of Iowa biologists have definitively linked the brain’s immune system to epilepsy. In a new study, the researchers lay out a chain of events that can cause seizures—the most common manifestation of epilepsy—to worsen. The sequence begins when oxidative stress in the body causes the brain’s immune system to react. That activation by the brain’s resident immune cells […]

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