University of Warwick research focuses on absence epilepsy that affects children
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  June 13, 2017  
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 University of Warwick research focuses on absence epilepsy that affects childrenUniversity of Warwick research focuses on absence epilepsy that affects children
 
A University of Warwick study to understand a form of epilepsy that affects children has received a grant from the charity Epilepsy Research UK. The research focuses on absence epilepsy which is largely a childhood condition which is characterized by sudden, brief interruptions of consciousness.
 
 
 Tiny microRNA could act as protective mechanism to reduce risk of epileptic seizures, say scientistsTiny microRNA could act as protective mechanism to reduce risk of epileptic seizures, say scientists
 
A tiny microRNA has been shown to play a beneficial role in protecting the brain from epileptic seizures in specially engineered transgenic mice. Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem say it could act as a protective mechanism to reduce the risk of epileptic seizures in humans.
 
   Studies offer hope for developing new biomarker and drug for neurodegenerative diseasesStudies offer hope for developing new biomarker and drug for neurodegenerative diseases
 
Two new studies of progressive, neurodegenerative diseases linked to defects in cells' mitochondria offer hope for developing a new biomarker for research and diagnostics, and a drug for treating such diseases, report researchers at the University of California, Davis.
 
   Wristwatch-like devices can provide information related to different kinds of brain activityWristwatch-like devices can provide information related to different kinds of brain activity
 
What can we learn about emotions, the brain and behavior from a wristband? Plenty, according to a prominent MIT engineer and researcher in her plenary session address at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting,
 
   New method combines organoid technology with bioengineering to build better brainsNew method combines organoid technology with bioengineering to build better brains
 
A few years ago, Jürgen Knoblich and his team at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA) have pioneered brain organoid technology. They developed a method for cultivating three-dimensional brain-like structures, so called cerebral organoids, in a dish.
 
 Self-management intervention may be important tool to increase efficiency in epilepsy care
 
A new study has found that a multi-component self-management intervention for adults with epilepsy may be an important tool to increase efficiency in epilepsy care.
 
 
 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 careBlack and Hispanic people are less likely to see a neurologist in the office or as an outpatient than white people in the United States, according to a study published in the May 17, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.