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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Bringing Neuromodulation Therapies to Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Patients

Article ID: 714938

Bringing Neuromodulation Therapies to Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Patients

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Neurologists report outcomes provided by a specialized neuromodulation clinic for drug-resistant epilepsy during 19 months of operation: improved access for patients, good communication with referring physicians, and achievement of expected outcomes for reducing or eliminating seizures.

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25-Jun-2019 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714484

Even People with Well-Controlled Epilepsy May Be at Risk for Sudden Death

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with epilepsy have a rare risk of sudden death. A new study shows that risk may apply even to people whose epilepsy is well-controlled, which is contrary to previous, smaller studies that showed the risk was highest among those with severe, difficult-to-treat epilepsy. The new study is published in the June 19, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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17-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT
Newswise: The gut microbiota and epilepsy: Intriguing research and the road ahead

Article ID: 714398

The gut microbiota and epilepsy: Intriguing research and the road ahead

International League Against Epilepsy

An increasing number of studies are finding intimate communication between the gut and brain, as well as complex interplay among the gut microbiome, the brain and the rest of the body. But does the gut affect epilepsy? More specifically, can certain populations of bacteria predispose to seizures, and can we harness the power of the microbiome to stop seizures?

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14-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Semana de la Epilepsia – Paraguay – América Latina

Article ID: 714397

Semana de la Epilepsia – Paraguay – América Latina

International League Against Epilepsy

En abril, Paraguay celebró su primera Semana de la Epilepsia. El concepto de una semana de epilepsia, que se puso a prueba en Bolivia en 2015, incluye actividades científicas, sociales y culturales para crear conciencia sobre la epilepsia y su importancia como centro de atención de la salud pública.

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14-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Paraguay celebrates Latin American Epilepsy Week with educational, social and scientific activities

Article ID: 714392

Paraguay celebrates Latin American Epilepsy Week with educational, social and scientific activities

International League Against Epilepsy

Paraguay held its first Epilepsy Week in April, with scientific, social and cultural activities to raise awareness of epilepsy and its importance as a focus of public health.

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14-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Testing advances in epilepsy treatment

Article ID: 714175

Testing advances in epilepsy treatment

Case Western Reserve University

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have successfully prevented epileptic seizures in animal models by pre-emptively directing a low-frequency stimulus to the nerve fibers in the brain.

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11-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Inducing seizures to stop seizures

Article ID: 714226

Inducing seizures to stop seizures

The Neuro - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. A new study finds that inducing seizures before surgery may be a convenient and cost-effective way to determine the brain region where seizures are coming from.

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11-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: When It Looks Like Dementia But Isn’t: Epilepsy Not Just a “Children’s Disease”

Article ID: 714031

When It Looks Like Dementia But Isn’t: Epilepsy Not Just a “Children’s Disease”

University of Kentucky

When Guy Bradley began having episodes of memory loss and confusion, doctors suspected a stroke or dementia. Instead, an EEG showed that the 69-yeard old epilepsy, which is frequently missed in older patients because it's presumed to be a "children's disease."

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6-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    5-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 713791

Brain Changes May Be Linked to Unexplained Motor Symptoms

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new study finds that people who have movement problems, symptoms that cannot be explained by an underlying disease, may have chemical changes in specific areas of the brain. The study is published in the June 5, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. These symptoms, which include tremors, muscle contractions or problems with walking, are called functional or psychogenic motor symptoms.

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31-May-2019 11:50 PM EDT

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