Category: "Seizures"

Hope for Our Zebra

Hope for Our Zebra

Alumni family takes on rare disease research to cure their child. There’s an old saying in medicine when diagnosing patients: “When you hear hoof-beats, think horses, not zebras.” But our sweet baby boy, Tristan, is a zebra. He’s one of only 50 in the world. There are 20,000 genes and 3.2 billion nucleotides, and he […]

Stigma can be the most difficult part of living with epilepsy

Stigma can be the most difficult part of living with epilepsy

Stigma affects all aspects of epilepsy care, from diagnosis and treatment to nationwide legislation and budget allocations. It affects the lives of people with epilepsy when they are not given equal access to education, employment, and social opportunities. A population-based study in the United States found that one-third of respondents identified stigma-;not seizures-;as the most […]

Interneuron cell therapy results in up to 94% seizure reduction in focal epilepsy

Interneuron cell therapy results in up to 94% seizure reduction in focal epilepsy

Key takeaways: Human GABAergic interneurons were implanted in two patients with drug-refractory focal epilepsy. Preliminary results show participants have experienced greater than 90% seizure reduction since surgery. BOSTON — Implantation of GABAergic interneuron cells in two patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy resulted in significant seizure reduction, according to preliminary data presented at the American Academy […]

Surgeons Use Brain Simulations to Identify Seizure Origins

Surgeons Use Brain Simulations to Identify Seizure Origins

Neurosurgeons are turning to whole-brain simulations to better understand and treat epilepsy According to a Singularity Hub article, a team of neurosurgeons is using whole-brain simulations to pinpoint the source of their patients’ seizures. In a recent study, the team used brain simulations to identify the origin of seizures in two patients with epilepsy. The simulations allowed […]

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