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A step towards gene therapy against intractable epilepsy

A step towards gene therapy against intractable epilepsy

By delivering genes for a certain signal substance and its receptor into the brain of test animals with chronic epilepsy, a research group at Lund University in Sweden and colleagues at University of Copenhagen Denmark has succeeded in considerably reducing the number of epileptic seizures among the animals. The test has been designed to as […]

Mindfulness-Based Therapy Promising for Resistant Epilepsy

Mindfulness-Based Therapy Promising for Resistant Epilepsy

Short-term mindfulness-based therapy significantly improves quality of life and reduces anxiety and seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, researchers in Hong Kong report. Their new study shows that patients with epilepsy receiving mindfulness therapy in addition to information and education fared better than those who received only social support.

Study finds girls with mild autism susceptible to treatment-resistant epilepsy

Study finds girls with mild autism susceptible to treatment-resistant epilepsy

New York — In a study published in the June issue of Autism Research, researchers at the New York University observed that girls with mild autism are susceptible to what scientists call ‘treatment-resistant’ epilepsy. It has long been observed by researchers that girls appear less likely to develop autism than boys, and that a significant number […]

Epilepsy: New Data on Focal Seizures

Epilepsy: New Data on Focal Seizures

Patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGE) can also have focal seizure symptoms. A team of Australian researchers has added some findings that indicate which patients are more likely to have both types of seizures. Focal seizure symptoms (FSS) occur equally with both major and minor seizures. They are more common in juvenile absence epilepsy and […]

Cannabis Research Journal Supports Obama’s Statement On Medical Cannabis

Cannabis Research Journal Supports Obama’s Statement On Medical Cannabis

Mary Ann Liebert, publisher of the newly launched peer-reviewed open access journalCannabis and Cannabinoid Research, strongly supports President Obama’s statement that “…carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology on this issue,” when asked about a pending Senate bill seeking to change […]

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