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Researchers discover new cause to explain development of temporal lobe epilepsy

Researchers discover new cause to explain development of temporal lobe epilepsy

Epilepsy is a very prevalent neurological disorder. Approximately one-third of patients are resistant to currently available therapies. A team of researchers under the guidance of the Institute of Cellular Neurosciences at the University of Bonn has discovered a new...

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European scientists identify gene linked with certain types of early-onset epilepsy

European scientists identify gene linked with certain types of early-onset epilepsy

Treatment may help prevent poor brain development in some cases Certain types of early-onset epilepsy are caused by previously unknown mutations of a potassium channel gene, KCNA2. The mutations disrupt the electrical balance in the brain in two ways. In some...

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Quest Diagnostics to provide whole exome sequencing service to diagnose neurological disorders

Quest Diagnostics to provide whole exome sequencing service to diagnose neurological disorders

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced the availability of Neurome™, a whole exome sequencing service designed to aid the diagnosis of rare neurological disorders in pediatric populations....

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All you need to know about Epilepsy!

All you need to know about Epilepsy!

Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that affects the nervous system and its functions. It’s imperative that you know what epilepsy is, its various kinds, causes and treatment methods. Epilepsy occurs when there is an electricity disturbance in your brain. Different people...

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PRESS RELEASE: Abstract Submission Open for the American Epilepsy Society’s 69th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

PRESS RELEASE: Abstract Submission Open for the American Epilepsy Society’s 69th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

Newswise — West Hartford, Conn., March 6, 2015 – The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has announced that abstract submissions for the 2015 Annual Meeting are now open. This year the AES 69th Annual Meeting will be held in Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Convention...

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Anxiety and déjà vu: an interview with Dr Christine Wells, Sheffield Hallam University

Anxiety and déjà vu: an interview with Dr Christine Wells, Sheffield Hallam University

Interview conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, BA Hons (Cantab) What is currently known about how and why déjà vu happens? It’s thought that the neural basis of déjà vu is located in the temporal lobes, a region of the brain strongly associated with the storage and...

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Another Study Shows High Patient Satisfaction with Epilepsy Surgery

Another Study Shows High Patient Satisfaction with Epilepsy Surgery

A newly published study shows that over 90% of epilepsy patients who had brain surgery were happy with their choice to have epilepsy surgery.  The high satisfaction rating is tied to the seizure reduction rates which were shown to be greatly reduced or eliminated...

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