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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.
Advances in genetic testing give new insights to parents of children with epileptic encephalopathy

Advances in genetic testing give new insights to parents of children with epileptic encephalopathy

Study shows link between restless legs syndrome symptoms and brain structure

Study shows link between restless legs syndrome symptoms and brain structure

Radiofrequency ablation: A new, emerging procedure burns cancer cells

Radiofrequency ablation: A new, emerging procedure burns cancer cells

Role of UBE3A enzyme in Angelman syndrome

Role of UBE3A enzyme in Angelman syndrome

Researchers develop new drug-testing platform for epilepsy

Researchers develop new drug-testing platform for epilepsy

New non-invasive nerve stimulation may offer relief for people with hand tremor

New non-invasive nerve stimulation may offer relief for people with hand tremor

FDA approves marijuana based medication for epilepsy treatment

FDA approves marijuana based medication for epilepsy treatment

Investigational drug may help increase protein levels in babies with spinal muscular atrophy

Investigational drug may help increase protein levels in babies with spinal muscular atrophy

People diagnosed with traumatic brain injury may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

People diagnosed with traumatic brain injury may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

New method could help treat severe epilepsy in the future

New method could help treat severe epilepsy in the future

Study explores relationship between age at menopause and memory

Study explores relationship between age at menopause and memory

Antiepileptic drug use linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's and dementia

Antiepileptic drug use linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's and dementia

Nano-photothermal neural stimulation method for patients with neurological disorders

Nano-photothermal neural stimulation method for patients with neurological disorders

New brain cells are added in elderly adult brains too

New brain cells are added in elderly adult brains too

Parkinson's patients who show depression symptoms may actually have demoralization, study says

Parkinson's patients who show depression symptoms may actually have demoralization, study says

Scientists develop new drug for treating skin lesions in rare intractable disease

Scientists develop new drug for treating skin lesions in rare intractable disease

Early life epilepsies should be treated with urgency as childhood cancers

Early life epilepsies should be treated with urgency as childhood cancers

Largest-ever study to examine anatomical alterations in the brains of epilepsy patients

Largest-ever study to examine anatomical alterations in the brains of epilepsy patients

Children with autism more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication, study finds

Children with autism more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication, study finds

Study provides broader picture of problems faced by stroke victims

Study provides broader picture of problems faced by stroke victims