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New gene therapy for epilepsy hits seizures where they start

New gene therapy for epilepsy hits seizures where they start

There are many different types of epileptic seizures, but all of them spur from batches of overactive neurons. While gene therapies have shown promise in treating epilepsy, most of those developed so far tend to impact cells across an entire region of the brain rather than selecting for pathologically excited neurons. Other strategies such as […]

New laser therapy for epilepsy could be life changing

New laser therapy for epilepsy could be life changing

The NHS (National Health Service) is to offer people with epilepsy a new form of laser therapy and it could be life-changing for people with uncontrolled focal seizures for whom surgery is considered too risky. Professor John Duncan, former medical director at the Epilepsy Society, has welcomed a new fibre optic laser beam therapy for […]

ARB therapy associated with reduced risk of epilepsy

ARB therapy associated with reduced risk of epilepsy

ARB therapy is associated with a lower risk of subsequently developing epilepsy when compared to drugs from other anti-hypertensives classes Angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) therapy is associated with a reduced risk of epilepsy development over the next 5 years compared to other anti-hypertensive agents according to a cohort analysis by German researchers. The epilepsies are one of […]

Artificial Intelligence Model Aims to Predict Best Options for Antiseizure Medications

Artificial Intelligence Model Aims to Predict Best Options for Antiseizure Medications

Article In Brief Investigators developed an algorithm that uses clinical and genetic data to help determine the treatment response to antiseizure medications in patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy. Researchers have developed a deep learning model for identifying the best choice of anti-seizure medication for patients with epilepsy, according to findings published online on Aug. 29 […]

Mutations in V-ATPase proton pump implicated in epilepsy syndrome

Mutations in V-ATPase proton pump implicated in epilepsy syndrome

Proton pumps are important enzymes, not only for the stomach, where they maintain the acidity needed to digest food, but elsewhere in the body. Genetic mutations perturbing one type of proton pump have been implicated in several diseases, including myopathy, osteopetrosis and hearing loss. Now Emory neurogeneticist Andrew Escayg, along with colleagues from Montreal, the […]

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