Category: "Seizures"

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY PROGRAM AWARDED $34M CONTRACT RENEWAL TO TEST AND IDENTIFY INVESTIGATIONAL THERAPEUTICS THAT PREVENT AND TREAT DRUG-RESISTANT EPILEPSY

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY PROGRAM AWARDED $34M CONTRACT RENEWAL TO TEST AND IDENTIFY INVESTIGATIONAL THERAPEUTICS THAT PREVENT AND TREAT DRUG-RESISTANT EPILEPSY

The University of Utah College of Pharmacy’s Anticonvulsant Drug Development (ADD) Program has been awarded a five-year $34 million contract renewal with the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to test and identify novel investigational therapeutics for preventing the development of epilepsy and treating refractory, or drug-resistant, epilepsy. Epilepsy is the fourth most […]

Diamond laser could target brain disorders

Diamond laser could target brain disorders

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) researchers have helped develop a laser-based diamond sensor that could change the way brain disorders are detected. New technology could revolutionise the way doctors detect concussion, epilepsy, and dementia, and help give patients forewarning about their conditions. Researchers from Melbourne’s RMIT University have helped develop a laser-based diamond sensor, […]

Medical Musings: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder

Medical Musings: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder

A seizure attack occurs when there is an acute abnormality in the electrical activity in the brain. To be classified as an epileptic, a person must have experienced either a minimum of two seizures that are at least 24 hours apart and not incited by a known medical disorder or one seizure and a high […]

Taken during pregnancy, Topiramate, an antiepileptic drug, increases the risk of autism in children, warns the ANSM

Taken during pregnancy, Topiramate, an antiepileptic drug, increases the risk of autism in children, warns the ANSM

The risk of autistic disorders in children is increased more than two and a half times when Topiramate is consumed during pregnancy. This drug, used to treat epilepsy, also more than triples the risk of intellectual disability, a study has found. Topiramate, used to treat epilepsy or migraine, causes neurodevelopmental disorders in children exposed to […]

What to know about epilepsy and sex

What to know about epilepsy and sex

Some people with epilepsy may find it impacts their sex life. This may be due to physical changes from the condition, medications, or emotional issues around epilepsy and sex. Certain types of epilepsy may cause changes in the brain that impact sexual desire and arousal. Some epilepsy medications may affect sex drive or hormone levels which can also impact […]

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