Epilepsy

Seizures and memory problems in epilepsy may have a common cause

Damage to a part of the brain that regulates hyperactivity can contribute to both memory problems and seizures in the most common form of epilepsy, according to research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The study, published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience, may lead to an earlier diagnosis of epilepsy …

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CODA Biotherapeutics Closes $ 28 Million Funding Led by Pacira BioSciences

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – CODA Biotherapeutics, Inc. (“CODA”), a preclinical biopharmaceutical company developing a gene therapy-mediated chemogenetic platform to treat neurological disorders with an initial focus on neuropathic pain and epilepsy, today announced that it has closed the $ 28 million in financing …

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Scientists can control brain circuits, behavior, and emotions using light – sciencedaily

Controlling the transmission and reception of signals in brain circuits is necessary for neuroscientists to gain a better understanding of the functions of the brain. Communication between neurons and glial cells is mediated by various neurotransmitters released from vesicles by exocytosis. Thus, the regulation of vesicular exocytosis may be a …

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Two Penn students named Rhodes Scholars 2022

Nicholas Thomas-Lewis (left) and Raveen Kariyawasam received the Rhodes Scholarship. (Photos by Nicholas Thomas-Lewis and Raveen Kariyawasam) Two members of Penn’s Class of 2022 have been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which allows students to fund up to three years of graduate study at the University of Oxford. Nicholas Thomas-Lewis, …

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What you need to know about epilepsy – GantNews.com

All people with epilepsy have seizures, but not all people who have had a seizure have epilepsy. The disease, which affects 3.5 million children and adults in the United States, is a brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. Many patients live in constant fear that their neighbor will arrive, that …

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Medicinal cannabis is authorized in Britain for children with epilepsy

November 27, 2021 IN 2018 ON The suffering of 12-year-old Billy Caldwell, a teenager with epilepsy, has forced the government to license medical cannabis. His seizures were checked with a pharmaceutical grade oil from Canada. This set a de facto precedent. In July of the same year, cannabis products were …

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Epilepsy Awareness Month: The Cameron Boyce Foundation | GMA-ABC – Oakland News Now

Oakland News Now – Epilepsy Awareness Month: The Cameron Boyce Foundation – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. How the family of late actor Cameron Boyce …

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11 common myths about epilepsy busted

Despite scientific advances, it is unfortunate that even today there are fears, misunderstandings, discrimination and social stigma surrounding a person with epilepsy. So, we contacted Dr. Nirmala Lahoti, general practitioner at Practice, and asked him to shatter some common myths related to epilepsy. Read on to find out everything she …

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NHS to give green light to ‘remarkable’ new epilepsy drug

A breakthrough new epilepsy drug that cuts seizure frequency by at least half is expected to receive the green light from the NHS. In some patients, the drug – called cenobamate – can even completely eliminate seizures, thereby transforming their quality of life. Around 17,000 patients with epilepsy could benefit …

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National Epilepsy Awareness Month: How a Hail Mary Diet Helped Our Daughter

For a parent, there is no feeling of helplessness. Early on January 21, 2020, I was doing a live report from Capitol Hill covering the impeachment trial of then President Donald Trump. Back home, about a mile and a half away, our 3 year old daughter, Kyla, fell from her …

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