Category: "Epilepsy Syndromes"

About 1/4 of Mitochondrial Disease Patients have Seizures

About 1/4 of Mitochondrial Disease Patients have Seizures

Epilepsy common but variable in mitochondrial disease patients Around a quarter of patients with mitochondrial diseases have seizures, but these do not appear to increase their risk of dying, report researchers. Overall, 23.1% of the 182 adult patients in the study had been diagnosed with epilepsy; 19.2% had active epilepsy and 3.8% had a history […]

Flies may have the answer to preventing epilepsy, say Manchester scientists

Flies may have the answer to preventing epilepsy, say Manchester scientists

University of Manchester researchers believe they have found the answer to the early prevention of epilepsy in the tiny nervous systems of fruit flies Scientists in Manchester believe they have found the answer to the early prevention of epilepsy – in the tiny nervous systems of fruit flies. The revolutionary new approach has been pioneered […]

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: Onset Delayed by Sun?

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: Onset Delayed by Sun?

A study of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) found that those who spent time in the sun every day during the summer as teens developed the disease later than those reporting not spending time in the sun every day. The study, which was published in the October 7, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical […]

Anteroinferior encephalocele a rare but important epilepsy cause

Anteroinferior encephalocele a rare but important epilepsy cause

Clinicians should actively search for anteroinferior encephaloceles in patients with treatment-refractory epilepsy, say researchers. Reporting in Neurology, Ritva Vanninen (Kuopio University Hospital, Finland) and team details a large series, of 23 patients, in whom this was the underlying cause. In a linked editorial, Jamie Van Gompel (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA) and John Miller (University […]

UNC researchers show how a genetic mutation disables molecular switch and causes autism

UNC researchers show how a genetic mutation disables molecular switch and causes autism

Last December, researchers identified more than 1,000 gene mutations in individuals with autism, but how these mutations increased risk for autism was unclear. Now, UNC School of Medicine researchers are the first to show how one of these mutations disables a molecular switch in one of these genes and causes autism. Published today in the […]

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 […]

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