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Epilepsy is a group of disorders marked by problems in the normal functioning of the brain. These problems can produce seizures, unusual body movements, a loss of consciousness or changes in consciousness, as well as mental problems or problems with the senses.
Supercomputer study of the brain could lead to safer and more effective anesthetics

Supercomputer study of the brain could lead to safer and more effective anesthetics

Causal connection between deep sleep and learning efficiency

Causal connection between deep sleep and learning efficiency

Study shows population-based incidences, outcomes for refractory and super-refractory status epilepticus

Study shows population-based incidences, outcomes for refractory and super-refractory status epilepticus

Wristwatch-like devices can provide information related to different kinds of brain activity

Wristwatch-like devices can provide information related to different kinds of brain activity

University of Warwick research focuses on absence epilepsy that affects children

University of Warwick research focuses on absence epilepsy that affects children

Study findings reveal racial and ethnic disparities in access to neurologic health care

Study findings reveal racial and ethnic disparities in access to neurologic health care

Research identifies protein that could help patients respond more positively to epilepsy drug therapies

Research identifies protein that could help patients respond more positively to epilepsy drug therapies

Research lays groundwork to develop realistic ‘biomimetic neuroprosthetics’

Research lays groundwork to develop realistic ‘biomimetic neuroprosthetics’

New organoid ‘fusion’ technique helps observe complex interactions between diverse brain regions

New organoid ‘fusion’ technique helps observe complex interactions between diverse brain regions

Elevated levels of specific protein linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke among women

Elevated levels of specific protein linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke among women

New clinical study aims to prevent onset of epilepsy in children with tuberous sclerosis

New clinical study aims to prevent onset of epilepsy in children with tuberous sclerosis

Study finds prevalence of depression and anxiety in individuals with epilepsy

Study finds prevalence of depression and anxiety in individuals with epilepsy

Gene mutation may accelerate loss of memory and thinking skills in people with Alzheimer's risk

Gene mutation may accelerate loss of memory and thinking skills in people with Alzheimer's risk

Detailed images reveal how regulatory proteins affect function of brain receptors

Detailed images reveal how regulatory proteins affect function of brain receptors

New computational approach could enable more patients with epilepsy to benefit from surgery

New computational approach could enable more patients with epilepsy to benefit from surgery

Medical City Dallas Epilepsy Center receives Level 4 reaccreditation

Medical City Dallas Epilepsy Center receives Level 4 reaccreditation

Scientists aim to build computer model of complex memory formation

Scientists aim to build computer model of complex memory formation

FDA approves first drug for treating rare form of Batten disease

FDA approves first drug for treating rare form of Batten disease

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows

New research on functional brain networks offers insights into causes and symptoms of epilepsy

New research on functional brain networks offers insights into causes and symptoms of epilepsy