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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.
Self-management intervention may be important tool to increase efficiency in epilepsy care

Self-management intervention may be important tool to increase efficiency in epilepsy care

Studies offer hope for developing new biomarker and drug for neurodegenerative diseases

Studies offer hope for developing new biomarker and drug for neurodegenerative diseases

Tiny microRNA could act as protective mechanism to reduce risk of epileptic seizures, say scientists

Tiny microRNA could act as protective mechanism to reduce risk of epileptic seizures, say scientists

Impaired ability to understand social cues may be linked to brain changes in people with MS

Impaired ability to understand social cues may be linked to brain changes in people with MS

Scientists identify 100 genes that provide new entry points into understanding human memory

Scientists identify 100 genes that provide new entry points into understanding human memory

New method combines organoid technology with bioengineering to build better brains

New method combines organoid technology with bioengineering to build better brains

Brain's immune cells may play roles in neurodegenerative, psychiatric illnesses

Brain's immune cells may play roles in neurodegenerative, psychiatric illnesses

Collaborative effort to develop rare disease patient registries

Collaborative effort to develop rare disease patient registries

New sleep system helps profoundly disabled 5-year-old boy with complex care needs to get full night's sleep

New sleep system helps profoundly disabled 5-year-old boy with complex care needs to get full night's sleep

Study finds variations among hospitals in transitioning stroke patients from treatment to comfort care

Study finds variations among hospitals in transitioning stroke patients from treatment to comfort care

Researchers develop new tool to map the brain during surgery

Researchers develop new tool to map the brain during surgery

Biochemists create new tool to help diagnose POLG disorders and predict outcomes

Biochemists create new tool to help diagnose POLG disorders and predict outcomes

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’