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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.
Missing gene may cause kidney and urinary tract defects in people with DiGeorge syndrome

Missing gene may cause kidney and urinary tract defects in people with DiGeorge syndrome

UAB researchers discover novel underlying mechanism involved in anxiety disorders, PTSD

UAB researchers discover novel underlying mechanism involved in anxiety disorders, PTSD

Study shows long-term gains from hastening surgical interventions against epilepsy

Study shows long-term gains from hastening surgical interventions against epilepsy

Vagus nerve stimulation may hold potential to reduce drug cravings, study shows

Vagus nerve stimulation may hold potential to reduce drug cravings, study shows

SCS therapy can be key to reducing use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain, study finds

SCS therapy can be key to reducing use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain, study finds

Mapping premature infant's brain after birth may help better predict developmental problems

Mapping premature infant's brain after birth may help better predict developmental problems

Researchers identify brain cell types from cell culture of adult human neurons

Researchers identify brain cell types from cell culture of adult human neurons

AAN issues new guideline on mapping the brain before epilepsy surgery

AAN issues new guideline on mapping the brain before epilepsy surgery

Genes implicated in rare pediatric epilepsy contribute to common forms of disorder, study finds

Genes implicated in rare pediatric epilepsy contribute to common forms of disorder, study finds

The 10th annual symposium at UC Riverside focuses on glial-neuronal interactions in health and disease

The 10th annual symposium at UC Riverside focuses on glial-neuronal interactions in health and disease

Mediterranean diet may help provide long-term protection to the brain

Mediterranean diet may help provide long-term protection to the brain

Welders can develop Parkinson's disease-like symptoms that get worse with exposure

Welders can develop Parkinson's disease-like symptoms that get worse with exposure

Study highlights barriers to HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa

Study highlights barriers to HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery from TBI appears to go hand-in-hand with improvement of sleep problems

Recovery from TBI appears to go hand-in-hand with improvement of sleep problems

Neuroscientists uncover how the brain retunes to pull meaning out of noisy environment

Neuroscientists uncover how the brain retunes to pull meaning out of noisy environment

Research provides insights into how exposure to certain stimuli facilitates occurrence of epileptic seizures

Research provides insights into how exposure to certain stimuli facilitates occurrence of epileptic seizures

Study improves molecular understanding of the brain in people with epilepsy

Study improves molecular understanding of the brain in people with epilepsy

People with protein in urine more likely to develop memory problems, dementia

People with protein in urine more likely to develop memory problems, dementia

Simple picture book could help people with learning disabilities better understand and manage epilepsy

Simple picture book could help people with learning disabilities better understand and manage epilepsy

Rhythm of breathing influences emotional judgments and memory recall

Rhythm of breathing influences emotional judgments and memory recall