Epilepsy & Seizures News


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.
Aug 20, 2018
Automated detection of focal epileptic seizures in sentinel area of human brain
The goal is an early warning system to block incipient seizures for patients where medications have failed.
Aug 10, 2018
Brain proteins, patterns reveal clues to understanding epilepsy
Research team offers new clues about which key proteins in the brain play a role in controlling epilepsy, anxiety, and other disorders.
Aug 01, 2018
Pregnant with epilepsy? Folic acid may prevent language delays for baby
Women who take epilepsy drugs while they are pregnant may have a lower risk of having a child with delays in language skills if they take folic acid supplements before and early in pregnancy.
Jun 25, 2018
FDA Approves First Cannabis Drug for Rare Forms of Epilepsy
The U.S. FDA approves cannabidiol oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients 2 years of age and older.
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