Home Tags Epilepsy

Tag: epilepsy

Researchers link cerebral malaria to epilepsy, behavior disorders

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Almost a third of cerebral malaria survivors developed epilepsy or other behavioral disorders in the most comprehensive study to date of the disease in African children, solidifying the link between malaria and neurops...

The brain’s journey from early Internet to modern-day fiber optics —...

The brain's inner network becomes increasingly more efficient as humans mature. Now, for the first time without invasive measures, a joint study from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL), ...

The brain’s journey from early Internet to modern-day fiber optics —...

The brain's inner network becomes increasingly more efficient as humans mature. Now, for the first time without invasive measures, a joint study...

12 new epilepsy drugs usher in ‘era of abundance’

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- A dozen new epilepsy drugs are giving doctors and patients more options, but making treatment decisions more complex, a Loyola epilepsy specialist reports in the journal Neurologic Clinics. "Clinicians practice in an era of abundan...

Genetic defect found to cause severe epilepsy and mental retardation

BEER-SHEVA, Israel, October 12, 2010 -- A research team at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Sheva, Israel has detected a genetic mutation resulting in a progressive disease of severe mental retardatio...

Scientists find link in humans between nerve cell production, memory

Production of new nerve cells in the human brain is linked to learning and memory, according to a new study from the University of Florida. The research is the first to show such a link in humans. The findings, published online and in an upcoming pr...

Newer Epilepsy Drug Has Worse Side Effects Than Older Drug

Two commonly prescribed epilepsy drugs have varied cognitive side effects on patients, report doctors from Georgetown University Medical Center. Their findings are published in the May 13 issue of the journal Neurology. In a double-blind, randomized study, researchers looked at 2 drugs, valproate--released in 1978 for the treatment of epileptic seizures, and topiramate, approved by the FDA in late 1996. Each drug was added to carbamazepine, a standard epilepsy treatment, and then given to patients with epilepsy. The cognitive effects on those patients taking topiramate were slightly, although noticeably, worse than those taking the older valproate for a subset of patients.

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

From anti-aging to the search for alien life, we promise to never bore.