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Rewiring the brain to fight epilepsy

Researchers in the lab of Associate Professor of Biology Suzanne Paradis have discovered a novel treatment for reducing seizure activity in the brains of rodents, a...

Form of epilepsy in sea lions similar to that in humans

California sea lions exposed to a toxin in algae develop a form of epilepsy that is similar to one in humans, according to a...

Docs implant next-gen epilepsy-controlling device

Keck Medicine of USC has become the world’s first medical center to implant a responsive brain device newly approved by the Food and Drug...

Silky brain implants may help stop spread of epilepsy

Silk has walked straight off the runway and into the lab. According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, silk...

Epilepsy in a dish: Clues to disease’s origins, possible treatment

A new stem cell-based approach to studying epilepsy has yielded a surprising discovery about what causes one form of the disease, and may help...

Mouse epilepsy cure holds hope for humans

UCSF scientists controlled seizures in epileptic mice with a one-time transplantation of medial ganglionic eminence (MGE) cells, which inhibit signaling in overactive nerve circuits,...

Study finds superior drug combo for difficult-to-control epilepsy

A combination of two common drugs, lamotrigine and valproate, is more effective in treating difficult-to control epilepsy than other anti-epileptic regimens, according to a University of Washington report to be published online this week in Neurolog...

Health care disparities seen in epilepsy patients with low socioeconomic status

A newly published report reveals patients with epilepsy and low socioeconomic status (SES) are more likely to have uncontrolled seizures, drug-related side effects, and a lower overall quality of life. The study also indicates that low SES patients ...

Link between signaling molecules could point way to therapies for epilepsy,...

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 7, 2010) -- In the Old West, camps sent smoke signals across distances to share key developments or strategy. Likewise, two important signaling molecules communicate across nerve cells to regulate electrical and chemical activity...

Maternal depression adversely affects quality of life in children with epilepsy

A study by Canadian researchers examined the prevalence of maternal depression and its impact on children newly diagnosed with epilepsy. Prevalence of depression in mothers ranged from 30%-38% within the first 24 months following a child's epilepsy ...

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