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Discovery has clear implications in the quest for new epilepsy treatments

Discovery has clear implications in the quest for new epilepsy treatments

The mission of neural stem cells located in the hippocampus, one of the main regions of the brain, is to generate new neurons during the adult life of mammals, including human beings, of course, and their function is to participate in certain types of learning and responses to anxiety and stress. Using an epilepsy model […]

Researching The Flu Shot and Neurological Conditions

Researching The Flu Shot and Neurological Conditions

Children who have neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy are no more likely to be vaccinated against influenza than youngsters without these conditions, despite the increased risk for complications from flu these children experience. Moreover, health care providers may not be familiar with the increased risk among these patients to effectively recommend influenza […]

A Computer Test to Speed Up Neurology Exams

A Computer Test to Speed Up Neurology Exams

A new computerized exam has been developed that can drastically speed up the amount of time that it takes for a neurologist to identify areas of concern in patients and deliver more accurate diagnoses, and care. The cognition tests can take about 20 minutes up to one hour depending on the number of areas that […]

AUTISM AND EPILEPSY: UV researchers study neurobiological link between ASD and epilepsy

AUTISM AND EPILEPSY: UV researchers study neurobiological link between ASD and epilepsy

Researchers at the University of Veracruz (UV), in the west coast of Mexico, study the neurobiological link between the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and epilepsy, in order to understand the reason why the brain of an autistic child is 20-30 percent more susceptible to seizures that an infant without this condition. To know said relationship, […]

Big data helps discover gephyrin protein’s connection in human history, epilepsy

Big data helps discover gephyrin protein’s connection in human history, epilepsy

Big data: It’s a term we read and hear about often, but is hard to grasp. Computer scientists at Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Engineering & Applied Science tackled some big data about an important protein and discovered its connection in human history as well as clues about its role in complex neurological […]

How Could an International “Data Bank” Improve Epilepsy Care?

How Could an International “Data Bank” Improve Epilepsy Care?

Would a Data Bank Fill Epilepsy Care Gaps? Epilepsy has scores of factors, each leading to different treatment strategies and complicating the development of an evidence-based approach to seizure control. Because so few epilepsy patients have the same causative and complementary factors, even neurologists with hundreds, if not thousands, of patients would lack sufficient comparison […]

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