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You are important to people with epilepsy

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy is a unique condition. Ancient civilizations wrote about it and treated it, and it continues to affect part of our population today. One in 10 people will have at least one seizure at some point in his or her lifetime. This means that everyone knows someone who will or […]

VTT develops innovative magnetometer for applications such as medical imaging

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an innovative magnetometer that can replace conventional technology in applications such as neuro-imaging, mineral exploration and molecular diagnostics. Its manufacturing costs are between 70 and 80 per cent lower than those of traditional technology, and the device is not as sensitive to external magnetic fields as its […]

PRESS RELEASE: Epilepsy Research Opens a Window to the Brain

Cool Science and New Discoveries Highlighted During Epilepsy Awareness Month Newswise — West Hartford, Conn., November 5, 2014 — Rapidly emerging technologies, novel imaging techniques, the development of new therapies and new genes, have given researchers and clinicians an extraordinary ability to explore the brain at the cellular, genetic and neural levels. While current epilepsy […]

Granger Causality Test Can Make Epilepsy Surgery More Effective

Newswise — ATLANTA—A new statistical test that looks at the patterns of high-frequency network activity flow from brain signals can help doctors pinpoint the exact location of seizures occurring in the brain and make surgery more effective, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University School of Medicine. The findings are published in […]

Neurology: Turning Down the Volume on Tinnitus

The drug D-cycloserine was no more effective than placebo when used with a computer-based cognitive training program for relieving persistent ear ringing in patients with tinnitus in a small clinical study, but patients did report fewer cognitive difficulties. Sixteen study participants with tinnitus were treated with D-cycloserine – the dextrorotary form of the antibiotic cycloserine, […]

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