Tag Archive: epilepsy

Nov 8 2016

‘Adulting’ Gets Complicated During Shift From Pediatric to Adult Medical Care

adultingA new word is catching on to describe the sometimes overwhelming life stage of learning to behave like a grown-up: “adulting.” For youth with chronic diseases, adulting has complexities beyond coming to grips with doing their own laundry.

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Sep 23 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Emmy Award, Kids and the Cancer Moonshot, Precision Approach to Epilepsy, Concussion Monitoring App

CHOP Research In the NewsThis week we’re all about getting smart in our highlights of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Getting smart in the approach to tackling childhood cancer means identifying strategies that will make a decade’s progress in half the time.

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Jan 28 2016

Precision Medicine Initiatives, Medical Mysteries in Bench to Bedside

Bench to BedsideA blizzard of research happenings and news — from initiatives that are pushing precision medicine forward to a new way of thinking about how cancer progresses — appear in the January issue of Bench to Bedside.

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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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