Epilepsy & Seizures News

Feb 20, 2019
Good degree of agreement in categorizing epilepsy treatment response according to ILAE criteria
Interrater agreement in categorizing drug responsiveness status and treatment outcomes is moderate to almost perfect.
Feb 18, 2019
First model of mitochondrial epilepsy
Researchers first to describe a model of mitochondrial epilepsy, which raises hope for better therapies for patients with this incapacitating condition.
Jan 22, 2019
Scientists link concussions to epilepsy development
Altered astrocytes may be the root of epilepsy development.
Jan 02, 2019
Two possible new ways to treat silent seizures in children
An unexpected brain region is important for Dravet Syndrome, finds study.
Dec 03, 2018
Electrical stimulation device developed for brain treatments without major surgery
Australian researchers have developed a tiny device that electrically stimulates the brain and could one day be used to treat conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease without invasive surgery.
Nov 27, 2018
Early detection of epilepsy in children possible with deep learning computer science technique
Early detection of the most common form of epilepsy in children is possible with new machine learning tool that teaches computers to learn by example.
Nov 21, 2018
Can genetic therapy help kids with Angelman syndrome overcome seizures?
Researchers discover key details for how a deficiency in the gene UBE3A affects the brain and how replacing it could benefit children with the neurogenetic disorder.
Nov 05, 2018
New epilepsy warning device could save thousands of lives
New high-tech bracelet detects 85 percent of all severe night-time epilepsy seizures.
Oct 18, 2018
New causative gene found in severe childhood epilepsy
CHOP researchers implicate overactive calcium channel; may offer clues to better treatment.
Aug 23, 2018
Heart abnormalities may trigger sudden unexplained death in epilepsy
New stem cell research reveals dangerous cardiac effects of a gene mutation in patients with Dravet syndrome.
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