Three studies coming out of the American Epilepsy Society’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington DC expose the high prevalence of epilepsy and other neurological disorders in US Veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. The research conducted from these studies indicate that veterans are at a particularly high risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological non-epileptic seizures (PNES) and epileptic seizure diagnoses.
– American Epilepsy Society (AES)|12/9/2013 10:00 AM EST
Well-designed nutrition education programs can lead to healthier food choices among low-income families who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to a study conducted by Altarum Institute and RTI International.
– RTI International|12/9/2013 9:00 AM EST
Researchers are developing a family of generators that provide power for portable electronic devices and sensors by harnessing the triboelectric effect to capture mechanical energy that would otherwise be wasted.
– Georgia Institute of Technology|12/9/2013 9:00 AM EST
For several years, epilepsy practitioners have questioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) definition of bioequivalence as it applies to narrow therapeutic index (NTI) drugs, such as those used for epilepsy. In response to these concerns, the FDA has sponsored 3 studies of antiepileptic drugs and also convened an advisory board to help determine which drugs are NTI. The new NTI definition and new bioequivalence guidelines and their impact will be a major point of discussion during a town hall session held with leaders from the FDA during the American Epilepsy Society's 67th annual meeting in Washington DC.
– American Epilepsy Society (AES)|12/9/2013 8:15 AM EST
URI Scientists Investigating Life, Geologic Processes Deep Inside Earth as Part of Deep Carbon Observatory
Scientists at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography are shedding light on the genetic makeup of Earth’s deep microbial life and the geochemistry of the lavas that form the Earth’s crust through research conducted as part of the Deep Carbon Observatory, a 10-year international collaboration unraveling the mysteries of Earth’s inner workings.
– University of Rhode Island|12/9/2013 8:00 AM EST
Screening to detect medical conditions has become standard practice for many diseases, but insufficient attention has been paid to the potential for harm, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina.
– University of North Carolina School of Medicine|12/9/2013 8:00 AM EST
The clinical context of the administration and dosage of antipsychotics may influence their efficacy, reported Philippe Vincent and Édouard Kouassi, from the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal and Université de Montréal.
– Universite de Montreal|12/9/2013 8:00 AM EST
Donated umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that can save the lives of leukemia and lymphoma patients. A multi-center study has found that growing cord blood stem cells in a laboratory before transplantation significantly improves survival.
– Loyola University Health System|12/9/2013 8:00 AM EST
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