Category Archive: Epilepsy

Feb 18 2015

Transparent Microelectrodes Allow for Dynamic Imaging to Study Epilepsy

epilepsyNeuroscience researcher Hajime Takano, PhD, who works in Douglas Coulter, PhD’s, epilepsy research laboratory at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is especially interested in which specific neurons could be inciting the neural network.

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Nov 5 2014

Collaborative International Study Finds Childhood Epilepsy Genes

childhood epilepsyAn international team of researchers recently identified gene mutations that can cause severe, difficult-to-treat forms of childhood epilepsy. Many of the mutations disrupt functioning in the synapse, the highly dynamic junction at which nerve cells communicate with one another.

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May 19 2014

Study Probes Long-term Seizure Freedom on Ketogenic Diet

seizure freedomMost children with epilepsy can have active and fulfilling lives, with the help of modern therapies. Yet 20 percent to 30 percent of children with epilepsy do not respond to medications, which physicians call medication-resistant or intractable epilepsy.

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