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Big data helps discover gephyrin protein’s connection in human history, epilepsy

Big data helps discover gephyrin protein’s connection in human history, epilepsy

Big data: It’s a term we read and hear about often, but is hard to grasp. Computer scientists at Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Engineering & Applied Science tackled some big data about an important protein and discovered its connection in human history as well as clues about its role in complex neurological […]

Study: Blood test may help diagnose Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women

Study: Blood test may help diagnose Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women

A blood test may shed new light on Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women, according to a new study published in the March 25, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Fragile X is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and the most frequent genetic […]

How Could an International “Data Bank” Improve Epilepsy Care?

How Could an International “Data Bank” Improve Epilepsy Care?

Would a Data Bank Fill Epilepsy Care Gaps? Epilepsy has scores of factors, each leading to different treatment strategies and complicating the development of an evidence-based approach to seizure control. Because so few epilepsy patients have the same causative and complementary factors, even neurologists with hundreds, if not thousands, of patients would lack sufficient comparison […]

Autistic and non-autistic brain differences isolated for first time

Autistic and non-autistic brain differences isolated for first time

New big data methodology can analyse over 1 billion pieces of data The methodology can potentially isolate the areas of the brain involved with other cognitive problems, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD and schizophrenia. The functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains have been isolated for the first time, following the development of a new […]

BREAKTHROUGH: New Compound Shows Anti-Seizure, Anti-inflammatory effects for TBI Treatment

BREAKTHROUGH: New Compound Shows Anti-Seizure, Anti-inflammatory effects for TBI Treatment

Summary of article: A new compound containing Deuterium called “C-10068” is displaying extremely positive results as a treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). When testing brain trauma response on lab animals (rats), researchers found that doses of C-10068 could reduce post-injury seizures, both convulsant and non-convulsant. At the highest dosages, brain inflammation was also greatly reduced. […]

March 26 is PURPLE DAY!

March 26 is PURPLE DAY!

Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition in the world. An estimated 50+ million people across the globe are currently living with seizures. Epilepsy is more than three times as common as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy. Sadly however, due to the longstanding social stigmas and misconceptions associated with epilepsy, many people do […]

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