Epilepsy & Seizures News

Mar 23, 2017
Researchers develop first-of-a-kind model to research post-malaria epilepsy
A first-of-its-kind mouse model could lead to an understanding of how cerebral malaria infection leads to the development of epilepsy in children, and to the prevention of seizures. The model was developed by Penn State researchers and their results are published in Scientific Reports.
Mar 08, 2017
Researchers find neurologic link between religious experiences and epilepsy
Researchers from the University of Missouri found a neurologic relationship exists between religiosity--a disposition for spiritual experience and religious activity--and epilepsy. This finding sheds light on the connection between religion and neuropsychological processes within the human brain.
Dec 15, 2016
New findings about stem cells in the brain of patients with epilepsy
Neural stem cells have been found in epileptic brain tissue -- outside the regions of the brain where they normally reside. In a group of patients who underwent surgery for epilepsy, over half had stem cells where healthy individuals do not have them, according to a study from Sahlgrenska Academy.
Nov 28, 2016
Gene discovered to cause epileptic encephalopathy
Scientists have discovered that a severe form of epileptic encephalopathy is caused by recessive loss-of-function mutations in the gene DENND5A. Their findings were published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.
Nov 18, 2016
Study links mothers with rheumatoid arthritis and kids with epilepsy
A new study published in the current issue of Neurology shows a link between mothers with rheumatoid arthritis and children with epilepsy. Having a father with rheumatoid arthritis did not have any effect on whether the child would develop epilepsy.
Oct 05, 2016
Redox biomarker could predict progression of epilepsy
A study using a rat model by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus determined that decreased cysteine/cystine ratio in plasma may serve as a redox biomarker in epilepsy.
Sep 20, 2016
Continuous electrical brain stimulation helps people with epilepsy
A new Mayo Clinic study in JAMA Neurology shows that seizures were suppressed in patients treated with continuous electrical stimulation. The study suggests that subthreshold cortical stimulation is both effective clinically and reduces interictal epileptiform discharges.
Sep 07, 2016
Epilepsy surgery found safe and cost-effective
Research has shown that surgery can provide important benefits for patients with epilepsy. Now a new French study published in Epilepsia finds that it is also cost-effective.
Aug 31, 2016
Scientists discover noninvasive technique to monitor migraines
Amplified EEGs can produce diagnostic results of cortical spreading depression - associated with migraines and epilepsy - that are comparable to the current, more invasive, standard -- a discovery that could lead to better treatment and diagnosis of these conditions.
Aug 26, 2016
Novel inhibitory brain receptor may be mechanism for remission of epilepsy in adolescence
Research led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, published in Scientific Reports, shows that, at the onset of puberty, the emergence of a novel inhibitory brain receptor, α4βδ (alpha four beta delta), reduces seizure-like activity in a mouse model of epilepsy.
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