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Exploring how gene variants affect brain cells in children with severe epilepsy

Exploring how gene variants affect brain cells in children with severe epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes recurring seizures. It is one of the most common neurological diseases, and it affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. In 2023, nearly 450,000 children in the United States were diagnosed with the disease. Virginia Tech researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at […]

New Brain Target Key to Easing Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

New Brain Target Key to Easing Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Some people with tough-to-treat epilepsy might benefit if doctors target a brain region newly linked to the disorder, a new study suggests. Seizures declined by 83% after a patient underwent surgery that removed almost all of the fasciola cinereum, a previously overlooked region of the hippocampus, researchers report April 17 in the journal Nature Medicine. In practical terms, […]

New Stanford Study: Eating This Many Carbs May Optimize Your Brain

New Stanford Study: Eating This Many Carbs May Optimize Your Brain

New research from expert doctors suggests a link between “metabolic abnormality” and psychiatric disorders…with carbohydrate consumption as a glaring common denominator. While low-carb diets have long been touted for weight loss, reducing inflammation and improving blood sugar readings, new research suggests that lessening carb consumption might also stabilize the mood and mental health. Maybe you’ve heard […]

New AI reporting tool to improve epilepsy diagnosis and management

New AI reporting tool to improve epilepsy diagnosis and management

A low-cost reporting tool is to be developed using AI to improve epilepsy diagnosis and management, thanks to Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) Seed Funding. Epilepsy affects 80 million people worldwide with more than 150,000 Australians living with the condition. The annual cost associated with epilepsy is over 12 billion dollars. Diagnosis of epilepsy […]

Long-term Outcomes of Laser Ablation Therapy for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Long-term Outcomes of Laser Ablation Therapy for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

NewYork-Presbyterian has long been a leader in the development of laser ablation techniques to eliminate dysfunctional or diseased brain tissue. Building on that history, Brett Youngerman, MD, a neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, is actively exploring the efficacy of laser ablation in treating drug-resistant epilepsy. “At NewYork-Presbyterian, we’re at the forefront of developing laser ablation techniques and technology, […]

New method developed for triggering and imaging seizures in epilepsy patients

New method developed for triggering and imaging seizures in epilepsy patients

Researchers have developed a new method for triggering and imaging seizures in epilepsy patients, offering physicians the ability to collect real-time data to tailor epilepsy surgery. In contrast to previous practice, where physicians from neurology and nuclear medicine had to wait for hours to days in hopes of capturing the onset of a seizure, the […]

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