New computational approach could enable more patients with epilepsy to benefit from surgery
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  May 16, 2017  
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 New computational approach could enable more patients with epilepsy to benefit from surgeryNew computational approach could enable more patients with epilepsy to benefit from surgery
 
A computational approach developed at Boston Children's Hospital, described in the journal Neurosurgery, published online May 2, 2017, could enable more patients with epilepsy to benefit from surgery when medications do not help.
 
 
 Study finds prevalence of depression and anxiety in individuals with epilepsyStudy finds prevalence of depression and anxiety in individuals with epilepsy
 
An analysis of published studies found that in individuals with epilepsy, there is a 20.2% prevalence of anxiety disorders and a 22.9% prevalence of depression. Investigators also found no differences in the prevalence of either depression or anxiety based on the severity of illness.
 
   New clinical study aims to prevent onset of epilepsy in children with tuberous sclerosisNew clinical study aims to prevent onset of epilepsy in children with tuberous sclerosis
 
A clinical trial of a drug that researchers hope can prevent or delay the onset of epilepsy in children with tuberous sclerosis has begun at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
 
 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 therapiesNew research from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has identified a protein that could help patients with epilepsy respond more positively to drug therapies.
 
 
 Detailed images reveal how regulatory proteins affect function of brain receptors
 
Detailed images reveal how regulatory proteins affect function of brain receptorsScientists at Columbia University have obtained the first detailed images of interactions between the AMPA receptor and molecules that regulate chemical signaling in the brain.