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Article ID: 702460

NIH awards Indiana University $1.55M to improve chronic-disease management

Indiana University

The National Institutes of Health have awarded Indiana University $1.55 million to support the creation of myAURA, an easy-to-use web service for epilepsy patients.

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18-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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    18-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702202

New Causative Gene Found in Severe Childhood Epilepsy

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A large international research team has discovered a new genetic cause for a severe, difficult-to-treat childhood epilepsy syndrome. Spontaneous mutations in one gene disrupt the flow of calcium in brain cells, resulting in epileptic overactivity.

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15-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701950

UCI Researchers Discover Molecular Mechanisms of Ancient Herbal Remedies

University of California, Irvine

Researchers in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine have discovered the molecular basis for a therapeutic action of an ancient herbal medicine used across Africa to treat various illnesses, including epilepsy.

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10-Oct-2018 10:15 PM EDT
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    10-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701690

Have an Irregular Heartbeat? You May Have an Increased Risk of Dementia

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with a particular kind of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation may experience a faster decline in thinking and memory skills and have a greater risk of dementia than those without atrial fibrillation, according to a study published in the October 10, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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4-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699802

Does Caffeine Increase Risk for Seizures?

International League Against Epilepsy

If you have epilepsy, should you stop drinking coffee? ILAE speaks with researcher Astrid Nehlig, who reviewed the latest research at the 2018 European Congress on Epileptology in Vienna.

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10-Oct-2018 2:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701990

Neonatal seizures: Closing the knowledge and treatment gap

International League Against Epilepsy

Seizures are more common during the first month of life than at any other time. Yet research on neonatal seizures lags behind. What causes these seizures and how can they be identified and treated successfully?

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10-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701870

Seizures Begin with a Muffle

Thomas Jefferson University

Contrary to long-held assumptions, researchers find that some seizures start after a burst from neurons that inhibit brain activity.

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9-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701525

Overcoming the stigma of epilepsy in Asia: Cues from Confucius?

International League Against Epilepsy

In some East Asian languages, the term for "epilepsy" is related to madness, or to animals. The social costs are high. Could traditional Chinese philosophy be reinterpreted to reduce the stigma of epilepsy?

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3-Oct-2018 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701165

New Screening Tool Can Improve the Quality of Life for Epilepsy Patients with Sleep Apnea

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers researchers publish electronic health record assessment that can identify epilepsy patients at risk for obstructive sleep apnea

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27-Sep-2018 1:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700036

UCLA’s epilepsy center offers hope to people with drug-resistant seizures

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

Thirty to 40 percent of people with epilepsy — more than 1 million Americans — continue to experience seizures despite taking medication. Experts at the UCLA Seizure Disorder Center at UCLA Health want to change that picture. Their message to people with epilepsy as well as their doctors is simple: Referral to a full-service epilepsy center can help.

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5-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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