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Article ID: 706799

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists link concussions to seizures, development of epilepsy

Virginia Tech

Experiments by Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists show a strong relationship between changes in astrocytes after mild traumatic brain injury and the eventual occurrence of a seizure.

21-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706279

ILAE consortium identifies novel epilepsy genes

International League Against Epilepsy

A genome-wide study of nearly 45,000 people has identified 16 regions of DNA associated with epilepsy. The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Consortium on Complex Epilepsies did the analysis, which is the largest of its kind. It was published in a recent issue of Nature Communications.

10-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706092

How the Brain Decides Whether to Hold ’Em or Fold ’Em

Johns Hopkins University

Why do people make high-risk choices -- in casinos, or in aspects of their everyday lives – even when they know the odds are against them?

7-Jan-2019 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 705925

Wireless 'pacemaker for the brain' could offer new treatment for neurological disorders

University of California, Berkeley

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's.

2-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705797

Improving EEG education: Asian Epilepsy Academy raises the bar

International League Against Epilepsy

Electroencephalography (EEG) is a key part of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. Yet many Asian countries have limited access to EEG and a lack of experienced technologists and readers.

21-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 705692

India grapples with epilepsy: Community-based trial involves social workers in home-based care

International League Against Epilepsy

In India, the Community Interventions for Epilepsy (CIFE) trial centers on home-based visits by social health workers. In impoverished areas of the country, as many as 90% of people with epilepsy do not get treatment.

19-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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    17-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705416

Tuning Arousal to Boost Information Transmission in the Brain

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

A new study from biomedical engineer Qi Wang, who is developing innovative ways of selectively activating neural circuitry to enhance perception and cognition, demonstrates a major advance in understanding how the locus coeruleus (LC) modulates information processing in the thalamus. Wang found that activating the LC improves the transmission of information about different features of sensory stimuli from the thalamus to the cerebral cortex, and subsequently perceptual performance in perceptual tasks.

13-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 704550

Surgery for Epilepsy: Underused and Overhyped

International League Against Epilepsy

Surgery can cure epilepsy, but it’s rarely used. In the United States, only about 1% of people with epilepsy will ever be evaluated for surgery, and fewer than that undergo it. At the same time, some centers oversell surgery, offering it to patients without fully explaining the consequences.

28-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704478

Could "silent seizures" worsen the course of Alzheimer's disease?

International League Against Epilepsy

Though Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy have long been considered separate conditions, research is suggesting they could be related in certain ways. ILAE talks with Dr. Andrew Cole, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Epilepsy Service and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School.

27-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
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    21-Nov-2018 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 704247

Orange Juice, Leafy Greens and Berries May Be Tied to Decreased Memory Loss in Men

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Eating leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables and berry fruits, and drinking orange juice may be associated with a lower risk of memory loss over time in men, according to a study published in the November 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

19-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST

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