Category: "Seizures"

BREAKTHROUGH: New Compound Shows Anti-Seizure, Anti-inflammatory effects for TBI Treatment

BREAKTHROUGH: New Compound Shows Anti-Seizure, Anti-inflammatory effects for TBI Treatment

Summary of article: A new compound containing Deuterium called “C-10068” is displaying extremely positive results as a treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). When testing brain trauma response on lab animals (rats), researchers found that doses of C-10068 could reduce post-injury seizures, both convulsant and non-convulsant. At the highest dosages, brain inflammation was also greatly reduced. […]

March 26 is PURPLE DAY!

March 26 is PURPLE DAY!

Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition in the world. An estimated 50+ million people across the globe are currently living with seizures. Epilepsy is more than three times as common as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy. Sadly however, due to the longstanding social stigmas and misconceptions associated with epilepsy, many people do […]

Researchers discover new cause to explain development of temporal lobe epilepsy

Researchers discover new cause to explain development of temporal lobe epilepsy

Epilepsy is a very prevalent neurological disorder. Approximately one-third of patients are resistant to currently available therapies. A team of researchers under the guidance of the Institute of Cellular Neurosciences at the University of Bonn has discovered a new cause to explain the development of temporal lobe epilepsy: At an early stage, astrocytes are uncoupled […]

Fatal uncoupling in the epileptic brain

Fatal uncoupling in the epileptic brain

Scientists at the University of Bonn discover a new cause of the prevalent seizure disorder. Epilepsy is a very prevalent neurological disorder. Approximately one-third of patients are resistant to currently available therapies. A team of researchers under the guidance of the Institute of Cellular Neurosciences at the University of Bonn has discovered a new cause […]

European scientists identify gene linked with certain types of early-onset epilepsy

European scientists identify gene linked with certain types of early-onset epilepsy

Treatment may help prevent poor brain development in some cases Certain types of early-onset epilepsy are caused by previously unknown mutations of a potassium channel gene, KCNA2. The mutations disrupt the electrical balance in the brain in two ways. In some patients, the flow of potassium is greatly reduced; while in others, it is raised […]

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