Category: "Seizures"

Understanding How Neurons Shape Memories of Smells

Understanding How Neurons Shape Memories of Smells

In a study that helps to deconstruct how olfaction is encoded in the brain, neuroscientists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a type of neuron that appears to help tune, amplify and dampen neuronal responses to chemosensory inputs from the nasal cavity. The study, published March 9 in Nature Neuroscience, […]

PRESS RELEASE: Abstract Submission Open for the American Epilepsy Society’s 69th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

PRESS RELEASE: Abstract Submission Open for the American Epilepsy Society’s 69th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

Newswise — West Hartford, Conn., March 6, 2015 – The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has announced that abstract submissions for the 2015 Annual Meeting are now open. This year the AES 69th Annual Meeting will be held in Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from December 4-8, 2015. The event is expected to draw […]

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Warning Signs.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Warning Signs.

If you take medication and start feeling flu symptoms and getting a strange rash, it is something to be monitored closely, seek medical attention immediately if the rash persists or grows. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare, serious disorder of your skin and mucous membranes. It’s usually a reaction to a medication or an infection. Often, Stevens-Johnson […]

Anxiety and déjà vu: an interview with Dr Christine Wells, Sheffield Hallam University

Anxiety and déjà vu: an interview with Dr Christine Wells, Sheffield Hallam University

Interview conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, BA Hons (Cantab) What is currently known about how and why déjà vu happens? It’s thought that the neural basis of déjà vu is located in the temporal lobes, a region of the brain strongly associated with the storage and retrieval of memories. One source of support for this is […]

When Seizures are Disguised as Panic Attacks

When Seizures are Disguised as Panic Attacks

Excerpt from original article via Daily Mail UK ‘Panic attacks are extremely common, with one in ten of us thought to suffer from them at least occasionally. Louise Thomas – and her doctors – were convinced she was one of the millions affected. A panic attack typically causes a faster heartbeat, dizziness, nausea and an […]

Diagnosing  Autism with Saliva

Diagnosing Autism with Saliva

Proteins In Saliva May Help Diagnose Autism Since earlier diagnosis of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may lead to earlier therapies and treatments which can improve functional outcomes, the search has been ongoing for a biological marker which defines the disorder. Without such a marker, medical professionals use their clinical acumen to evaluate behavioral patterns […]

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