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Article ID: 697517

NeuroPoint Alliance Welcomes Mayfield Brain & Spine to QOD

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Mayfield Brain & Spine joins over 100 existing QOD participating centers.

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17-Jul-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697192

Implantable Device Provides New Treatment Option for Epilepsy Patients

Houston Methodist

Richard Pollitt was at the end of his rope after years of suffering regular seizures, with some lasting five minutes and preventing him from working and enjoying his favorite pastimes. Desperate for relief after medications did not work, Pollitt had a small battery-powered device implanted in his skull to control seizures. Now he rarely has them.

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9-Jul-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696883

Study using i2b2 could help standardize use of therapeutic comas for epileptic patients

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Written by: Haley Herfurth Media contact: Adam Pope, arpope@uab.edu Wolfgang Muhlhofer, M.D.Status epilepticus, a dangerous condition in which epileptic seizures follow one another for a duration of five or more minutes without the victim’s regaining consciousness between them, is the second most common neurological emergency in the United States, with a recorded maximum of around 150,000-plus cases per year.

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29-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696731

Researchers Solve Structure of Major Brain Receptor That Is Treatment Target for Epilepsy and Anxiety

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers today published the first atomic structure of a brain receptor bound to a drug used to reverse anesthesia and to treat sedative overdoses.

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27-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696577

Cannabis-Derived Drug Could Be a Game-Changer for Children with Severe Epilepsy, UCLA Expert Says

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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25-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696357

First in-Patient Adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Opens in Delaware

Christiana Care Health System

To increase access to advanced neurological care, Christiana Care Health System has opened the first Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) in the First State.

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20-Jun-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695290

Patient Improves From Having 100 Seizures a Day to None Thanks to Complex Brain Surgery Performed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center by Neurosurgeon Lawrence Daniels, M.D.

Hackensack Meridian Health

After more than a decade of suffering from epileptic seizures – sometimes more than 100 a day – a woman finds improved quality of life thanks to neurosurgeon Lawrence Daniels, M.D. and the team at the Neuroscience Institute at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

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30-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695194

Early-Life Seizures Prematurely Wake Up Brain Networks Tied to Autism

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Early-life seizures prematurely switch on key synapses in the brain that may contribute to further neurodevelopmental delay in children with autism and other intellectual disabilities, suggests a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine.

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29-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695108

Lafora Disease Research Benefits From the Overlap Between Plant and Human Biology

University of Kentucky

Lafora disease is an ultra-rare, congenital form of epilepsy; every patient diagnosed with it dies before they are 30. Research into the mechanisms of glycogen metabolism at the University of Kentucky show promise for treatments for this and perhaps other forms of epilepsy.

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24-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694889

Ancient Sequence Motif Leads Researchers to Discover Novel Mode of Neurotransmitter-Based Communication

University of California, Irvine

This is the first example of a novel mode of neurotransmitter-based communication and challenges current dogma about mechanisms of signaling in the brain. The findings uncover new pathways for developing therapies for disorders like epilepsy, anxiety and chronic pain.

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21-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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