Category: "Seizures"

10 Year Study Shows Effectiveness of Ketogenic Diet

10 Year Study Shows Effectiveness of Ketogenic Diet

A new Australian study has offered the latest evidence of the long-term benefits that ketogenic diets can provide to patients with epilepsy. Led by the University of Wollongong, the research project aimed to evaluate efficacy, tolerability and compliance rates associated with three different types of ketogenic diets – the classical ketogenic diet, a medium-chain triglyceride […]

Presidents With Neurological Conditions

Presidents With Neurological Conditions

UB neurologist examines neurological disorders of U.S. presidents Neurology and history may sound like two fields that don’t often overlap, but they have, sometimes with extraordinary consequences, according to a University at Buffalo neurologist. On Feb. 12, the 206th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, Nicholas J. Silvestri, MD, assistant professor of neurology at the UB School […]

Whole exome sequencing helps Mayo Clinic neurologist solve a medical mystery

Whole exome sequencing helps Mayo Clinic neurologist solve a medical mystery

Max Kade Foundation, National Institutes of Health/National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Precision medicine is getting a jump-start from a new national initiative announced in President Obama’s State of the Union message. One Georgia family has already experienced its benefits: genomic testing called whole exome sequencing helped Mayo Clinic neurologist Zbigniew Wszolek, M.D., solve […]

Who was St. Valentine?

Who was St. Valentine?

On February 14, fancy restaurants will be booked solid, florists will do their best business of the year, and children’s backpacks will be stuffed full of heart-shaped cards from classmates. And it’s all thanks to St. Valentine. Wait, epilepsy? Epilepsy was once known as St. Valentine’s Malady. The faithful used to invoke him in protection against epileptic […]

Finding a Switch for Epilepsy

Finding a Switch for Epilepsy

Computer Model Creates Dragnet for Epilepsy Genes, Filters Genese for “Switch” An international team of scientists together with the University of Bonn Hospital have taken a new path in the research into causes of epilepsy: The researchers determined the networks of the active genes and — like a dragnet — looked for the “main perpetrators” […]

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