Category: "Seizures"

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” […]

BREAKTHROUGH: New Discovery Stops Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Development

BREAKTHROUGH: New Discovery Stops Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Development

PRESS RELEASE: LSU Health New Orleans research finds novel compound switches off epilepsy development LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER New Orleans, LA – Researchers at the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence have found that a novel compound they discovered helps curtail the onset and progression of temporal lobe epilepsy. The finding, […]

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