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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.
New tissue-chip research aims to speed drug development for two genetic forms of epilepsy

New tissue-chip research aims to speed drug development for two genetic forms of epilepsy

People with high and low magnesium levels in blood may have increased risk of dementia

People with high and low magnesium levels in blood may have increased risk of dementia

Researchers use computer simulations to provide better insight into epilepsy surgery

Researchers use computer simulations to provide better insight into epilepsy surgery

Researchers discover ‘recycled’ genes in mammalian genome

Researchers discover ‘recycled’ genes in mammalian genome

New ‘Neurology Atlas’ reveals treatment gap and disparities in distribution of resources

New ‘Neurology Atlas’ reveals treatment gap and disparities in distribution of resources

Renishaw to exhibit medical robots at SBNS Autumn Meeting

Renishaw to exhibit medical robots at SBNS Autumn Meeting

Brain activity found to be perturbed between seizures in childhood absence epilepsy

Brain activity found to be perturbed between seizures in childhood absence epilepsy

Researchers identify connections between toxoplasmosis and several brain disorders

Researchers identify connections between toxoplasmosis and several brain disorders

NSF grant to support development of brain-machine interface to restore walking in people with paraplegia

NSF grant to support development of brain-machine interface to restore walking in people with paraplegia

New method to 'sneak' biological drugs into brain cells offers hope to cure neurological diseases

New method to 'sneak' biological drugs into brain cells offers hope to cure neurological diseases

Cannabidiol appears to protect against long-term negative psychiatric effects of THC

Cannabidiol appears to protect against long-term negative psychiatric effects of THC

Split-brain study using fruit fly provides better understanding of autism

Split-brain study using fruit fly provides better understanding of autism

Zika virus may one day be effective treatment for deadly brain cancer

Zika virus may one day be effective treatment for deadly brain cancer

University and pediatric hospital work together to improve lives of children with epilepsy

University and pediatric hospital work together to improve lives of children with epilepsy

Aberrant neural activity in lab mice presents potential challenges to study healthy brain

Aberrant neural activity in lab mice presents potential challenges to study healthy brain

Study suggests neural mechanism behind contagious yawning

Study suggests neural mechanism behind contagious yawning

Human propensity for contagious yawning triggered by primitive reflexes in the brain, research suggests

Human propensity for contagious yawning triggered by primitive reflexes in the brain, research suggests

Study finds virus that causes mononucleosis could raise risk of multiple sclerosis

Study finds virus that causes mononucleosis could raise risk of multiple sclerosis

Disease diagnostic tools win top honors in DEBUT challenge

Disease diagnostic tools win top honors in DEBUT challenge

Pitch intonation in voices identified by special neurons

Pitch intonation in voices identified by special neurons