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Epilepsy Research News
September 26, 2020

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Mozart May Reduce Seizure Frequency in People With Epilepsy

A new clinical research study has found that a Mozart composition may reduce seizure frequency in patients with ...

Scientists Monitor Brains Replaying Memories in Real Time

In a study of epilepsy patients, researchers monitored the electrical activity of thousands of individual brain cells, called neurons, as patients took memory tests. They found that the firing ...

Novel Therapy Administered After TBI Prevents Brain Damage

Could a therapy administered 30 minutes after a traumatic brain injury prevent damage that leads to seizures and other harmful effects? Researchers think ...

Specific Set of Nerve Cells Controls Epileptic Seizures' Spread Through Brain

Experimental activation of a small set of nerve cells in the brain prevents convulsive seizures in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy, the most ...
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Seizures During Menstrual Cycle Linked to Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

More frequent seizures during the menstrual cycle in women with genetic generalized epilepsy have been linked for the first time to drug-resistant epilepsy, when anti-seizure medications don't ...

Fever-Associated Seizures After Vaccination Do Not Affect Development, Behavior

Now a new study has found there is no difference in developmental and behavioral outcomes for children who have febrile seizures after vaccination, children who have febrile seizures not associated ...

Artisanal CBD Not as Effective as Pharmaceutical CBD for Reducing Seizures

Children and teens with epilepsy who were treated with pharmaceutical cannabidiol (CBD) had much better seizure control than those who were treated with artisanal CBD, according to a preliminary ...

Insights on the Effects of Cannabidiol on Severe Form of Epilepsy

New results may help explain why cannabidiol -- a chemical component of marijuana with no psychoactive properties -- reduces the frequency of seizures in patients with a severe form of ...

New Gene Therapy for Epilepsy Provides on-Demand Release of Endogenous Substance

Scientists have developed a new therapeutic concept for the treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy. It represents a gene therapy capable of suppressing seizures at their site of origin on demand. Having ...

New Genetic-Based Epilepsy Risk Scores

An international team of researchers has developed new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores which may lay the foundation for a more personalized method of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. This ...

Epilepsy: Function of 'Brake Cells' Disrupted

In some forms of epilepsy, the function of certain ''brake cells'' in the brain is presumed to be disrupted. This may be one of the reasons why the electrical malfunction is able ...

Cancer Tumors Form Surprising Connections With Healthy Brain Cells

Anti-epileptic medicine can curb the dangerous communication and possibly be part of future ...

Neurons' Response to Seizure-Induced Stress Reduces Seizure Severity

In response to seizures, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), a network of flattened tubes in the cell that packages and transports proteins, triggers a stress response that reduces brain activity and ...

'Push-Pull' Dynamic in Brain Network Is Key to Stopping Seizures

Researchers have discovered that the spreading of seizures through the brain can be suppressed depending on the amount of pressure within the brain, an important discovery that may revolutionize the ...

CBD May Alleviate Seizures, Benefit Behaviors in People With Neurodevelopmental Conditions

A marijuana plant extract, also known as cannabidiol (CBD), is being commonly used to improve anxiety, sleep problems, pain, and many other neurological conditions. Now researchers show it may ...

Epilepsy Surgery: The Earlier the Better, Overview Study Shows

A person with drug resistant epilepsy who gets an early surgical intervention has a better chance of becoming seizure free. This is shown in a systematic review and meta-analysis in which researchers ...

Better Seizure Control With Ketogenic Diet in Infants With Genetic Epilepsy

Research shows that starting infants as young as 3 weeks old on the ketogenic diet is effective in treating ...

Breaching the Brain's Defense Causes Epilepsy

Epileptic seizures can happen to anyone. But how do they occur and what initiates such a rapid response? An international team of scientists has discovered that failure of the so-called glial cells ...

Accurate Detection of Low-Level Somatic Mutation in Intractable Epilepsy

Medical scientists have developed an advanced method for perfectly detecting low-level somatic mutation in patients with intractable epilepsy. Their study showed that deep sequencing replicates of ...

High Fat Foods Can Increase Oral Cannabidiol Absorption Into the Body

Researchers compared CBD absorption in patients on an empty stomach versus a standardized fatty ...

Social Isolation Stresses Rodents

The traditional method of housing mice and rats alone increases stress and worsens epilepsy, according to a new study. The added stress could complicate results of pre-clinical drug ...

Epileptic Seizures Reduced in Mice After Removal of Newborn Neurons

Epileptic seizures happen in one of every 10 people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, new research has uncovered an innovative approach to possibly slow the progression of ...

Epilepsy and Sudden Death Linked to Bad Gene

In sudden death in epilepsy, people stop breathing for no apparent reason and die. Now, a group of UConn neuroscientists have a lead as to why. Many neurologists argue that a bad seizure can travel ...

Predicting Seizures Before They Happen

A new study has found a pattern of molecules that appear in the blood before a seizure happens. This discovery may lead to the development of an early warning system, which would enable people with ...

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