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​BREAKTHROUGH: Cure for migraines and epilepsy? Humans control genes in mice with power of thought

Scientists have constructed a device which enables human brainwaves to turn genes in mice on and off, suggesting potential ways of treating epilepsy, migraines, and pain management according to new research. The mind-controlled tool connects a wireless brainwave...

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Researchers discover new genetic cause of rare, complex form of epilepsy

A research team led by scientists at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has used whole genome sequencing to identify a new genetic cause of a severe, rare and complex form of epilepsy that becomes evident in early childhood and can lead to early death....

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McLean Hospital lab explores use of stem cell therapy to treat epilepsy

McLean Hospital and Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists have new evidence that stem cell transplantation could be a worthwhile strategy to help persons with epilepsy who do not respond to anti-seizure drugs. As reported in Cell Stem Cell, the laboratory of McLean...

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Epilepsy and Your Sex Life

Enhancing Intimacy Controlling seizures is key: Get help from your doctor Just about all aspects of a person’s life can be impacted by a diagnosis of epilepsy, including working, driving and family life. But the effects of epilepsy can reach into the bedroom as well,...

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PRESS RELEASE: Epilepsy Research Opens a Window to the Brain

Cool Science and New Discoveries Highlighted During Epilepsy Awareness Month Newswise — West Hartford, Conn., November 5, 2014 -- Rapidly emerging technologies, novel imaging techniques, the development of new therapies and new genes, have given researchers and...

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Study Sheds Light on Epilepsy and Stress

It’s been well documented that stress is the most common seizure precipitant for people with epilepsy. But little is known about the specific stressors, the timing of the stressors and other associated factors for stress-precipitated seizures. If investigators could...

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