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Article ID: 711456

Texas State Researchers See Landowners as Key to Saving the Houston Toad

Texas State University

Researchers in the Department of Biology at Texas State University have teamed with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to identify the most effective ways to recruit private landowners to save the critically endangered Houston toad, and by extension, the integrity of East Texas prairie ecosystems.

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17-Apr-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711070

The long reach of trauma: Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in middle age

International League Against Epilepsy

It’s just after Valentine’s Day, 2016. Audrey Bart, age 41, is rushed to an emergency room in Cape Town, South Africa, for unexplained paralysis. Over the next week, she begins having seizures. A logical conclusion might be that Audrey has epilepsy. But that's not what's going on.

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10-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711063

Improving daily practice: Master's program for epilepsy enters its twentieth year

International League Against Epilepsy

The University of Sfax Master’s program in epileptology has educated hundreds of physicians from Tunisia and a handful of other countries, combining e-learning with hands-on training.

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10-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 710263

The University of Texas McCombs School of Business and Moody College of Communication Join Forces with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas to Conduct a Study to Improve Adult Vaccine Delivery in Austin/Travis County, Texas

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The McCombs School of Business and Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin announce a collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to launch a research project, “Improving Adult Vaccine Delivery by Optimizing Clinical and Health IT Processes in Austin/Travis County, Texas (VACOPT).”

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27-Mar-2019 12:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 710137

Emotion in motion: How psychogenic non-epileptic seizures changed Nina Pye’s life

International League Against Epilepsy

Nina Pye was a college student in the United Kingdom when she began collapsing. After months of tests and frustration, she learned she had psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. That wasn't the end of the story; it was only the beginning.

Released:
25-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710133

One teen’s journey to self-discovery through psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

International League Against Epilepsy

At 13 years old, Franci van den Berg was already a driven student and athlete in South Africa. She attended elite schools and pushed herself to succeed. A few weeks after starting high school, Franci began having panic-like attacks. She was diagnosed with anxiety and prescribed medication. A few months later, her cousin was killed by a drunk driver. It all went downhill from there.

Released:
25-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710131

Journeys through psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: Diagnosis, treatment and stigma

International League Against Epilepsy

Franci van den Berg and Nina Pye live 13,500 kilometers apart: one at the southern tip of Africa, the other in London. Both young women have spent years grappling with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) and their physical, psychological, emotional and social consequences.

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25-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710077

Unparalleled assessment of the global burden of epilepsy highlights yawning treatment gap in low-income countries

International League Against Epilepsy

While the prevalence of epilepsy has not changed over the past 25 years, lower-income countries are still saddled with a large treatment gap that results in higher levels of death and disability. The conclusions are part of a rigorous global analysis published in the February 14 issue of Lancet Neurology.

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22-Mar-2019 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709091

ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Seizure Risk

International League Against Epilepsy

As many as 50% of children with epilepsy and 20% of adults carry an ADHD diagnosis. Package inserts for ADHD medications warn of the drugs’ potential to lower the seizure threshold. However, there are few empirical data on the risk of seizures at therapeutic doses.

Released:
5-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 709040

Texas Biomed Scientists Developing New Vaccine Strategy for Tuberculosis

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

For years, scientists have been trying to come up with a better way to protect people against tuberculosis, the disease caused by infection with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria. Texas Biomedical Research Institute Professor Jordi Torrelles, Ph.D., says new hope is on the horizon after a recent experiment performed in mice showed great promise. The study was published in the journal Mucosal Immunology.

Released:
4-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EST

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