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Understanding epilepsy and its causes

Understanding epilepsy and its causes

EPILEPSY IS a disorder of the brain characterized by repeated seizures. A seizure is usually defined as a sudden alteration of behavior due to a temporary change in the electrical functioning of the brain. Normally, the brain continuously generates tiny electrical impulses in an orderly pattern. These impulses travel along neurons, the network of nerve […]

Functional hemispherectomy stops seizures cold in kids with drug-resistant epilepsy

Functional hemispherectomy stops seizures cold in kids with drug-resistant epilepsy

Joseph Riofski had his first seizure at age 4 ½. Thus began a medical journey that led to admissions to two adult hospitals and three children’s hospitals, countless brain imaging and neurological tests, multiple intravenous immunoglobulin treatments, and trials of eight anti-seizure medications over the ensuing four years. By the time Joseph was in second […]

NeuroPace and Rapport Team Up to Revolutionize Focal Epilepsy Treatment

NeuroPace and Rapport Team Up to Revolutionize Focal Epilepsy Treatment

Medical science and technology fields have always been intertwined, but a new strategic collaboration between neurostimulation technology specialist NeuroPace and medical research firm Rapport is set to take this synergy to new heights. The partnership aims to study the effects of a novel therapy for focal epilepsy, a neurological condition that affects millions globally. Unleashing […]

Computer device in Florida girl’s head keeps seizures at bay

Computer device in Florida girl’s head keeps seizures at bay

Emma Coto and her family met with doctor after doctor looking for answers. They found them at Boston Children’s Hospital. CLEARWATER — It’s easier to feel than to see the slight bump on Emma Coto’s head. It comes from a small electrical device, reminiscent of the bottom half of an old flip phone, that doctors […]

Cellular atlas guides new understanding of brain

Cellular atlas guides new understanding of brain

Innovative technology gives voice to pathologic changes in neurodegenerative illnesses like Alzheimer’s By combining noninvasive imaging techniques, investigators have created a comprehensive cellular atlas of a region of the human brain known as Broca’s area — an area critical for producing language. The new technology will provide insights into the presence and spread of pathologic […]

EPILEPTIC SEIZURES THAT DO NOT RESPOND TO DRUGS MAY BE CURED WITH THIS NEW THERAPY FOR EPILEPSY, A STUDY SUGGESTS

EPILEPTIC SEIZURES THAT DO NOT RESPOND TO DRUGS MAY BE CURED WITH THIS NEW THERAPY FOR EPILEPSY, A STUDY SUGGESTS

Veterinarian and neurologist Sonja Bröer, together with her colleagues, has investigated the potential of regenerative cell treatments with the intention of either curing epilepsy or making its symptoms much less severe. Before joining the faculty at Berlin’s Freie Universität, Bröer oversaw the preclinical research team of San Francisco’s Neurona Therapeutics, Inc. The company is working […]

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