Novel statistical approach reveals details about brains' internal networks in patients with epilepsy
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  March 14, 2017  
  Epilepsy  
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 Novel statistical approach reveals details about brains' internal networks in patients with epilepsyNovel statistical approach reveals details about brains' internal networks in patients with epilepsy
 
A novel statistical approach to analyzing patients with epilepsy has revealed details about their brains' internal networks. The findings may lead to better understanding and treatment of the disease, according to Rice University researchers.
 
 
 New study finds neurological relationship between religiosity and epilepsyNew study finds neurological relationship between religiosity and epilepsy
 
A relationship between epilepsy and heightened religious experiences has been recognized since at least the 19th century. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Missouri found a neurological relationship exists between religiosity-- a disposition for spiritual experience and religious activity--and epilepsy.
 
   Australian survey reveals cannabis use in people with epilepsy to manage seizuresAustralian survey reveals cannabis use in people with epilepsy to manage seizures
 
People with epilepsy resort to cannabis products when antiepileptic drug side-effects are intolerable and epilepsy uncontrolled.
 
   ILAE's new epilepsy classification empowers clinicians and patients to make more informed treatment decisionsILAE's new epilepsy classification empowers clinicians and patients to make more informed treatment decisions
 
It has been nearly three decades since experts published a classification system related to epilepsy. Now, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) provides an update to systems that includes many types of seizures not captured in the older version, allowing clinicians and patients to make more informed decisions concerning treatment.
 
   Swansea University experts assess contribution of ultra-rare genetic variation in common epilepsiesSwansea University experts assess contribution of ultra-rare genetic variation in common epilepsies
 
Despite progress in understanding the genetics of rare childhood epilepsies, the common adult forms of epilepsy have proven less amenable to traditional gene-discovery analyses.
 
 CYSTINET-Africa project aims to find new strategies against pork tapeworm infection
 
CYSTINET-Africa project aims to find new strategies against pork tapeworm infectionInfections of the human nervous system with larval stages of the pork tapeworm are the most common cause of epileptic seizures in Africa.
 
 
 Scientists uncover new method for improving short-term working memory
 
Scientists uncover new method for improving short-term working memoryScientists have uncovered a method for improving short-term working memory, by stimulating the brain with electricity to synchronise brain waves.