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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.
Long-term cannabinoid exposure impairs memory, study shows

Long-term cannabinoid exposure impairs memory, study shows

Crowdsourcing of algorithms enables epileptic seizure prediction in wide range of patients

Crowdsourcing of algorithms enables epileptic seizure prediction in wide range of patients

Study of proteins' interaction in brain cells may help develop new therapies for epilepsy

Study of proteins' interaction in brain cells may help develop new therapies for epilepsy

Researchers discover genetic mutation underlying debilitating childhood brain disorder

Researchers discover genetic mutation underlying debilitating childhood brain disorder

New guideline released to improve diagnosis, care for people with prolonged disorders of consciousness

New guideline released to improve diagnosis, care for people with prolonged disorders of consciousness

New review examines potential of medicinal cannabis to help treat intractable epilepsy

New review examines potential of medicinal cannabis to help treat intractable epilepsy

Long term effects of Zika virus exposure during pregnancy studied

Long term effects of Zika virus exposure during pregnancy studied

EMA grants orphan designation to selumetinib for treatment of neurofibromatosis type 1

EMA grants orphan designation to selumetinib for treatment of neurofibromatosis type 1

Breakthrough research gives insights on why glioblastomas regrow even after surgery

Breakthrough research gives insights on why glioblastomas regrow even after surgery

Folic acid may prevent language delays in children of mothers with epilepsy

Folic acid may prevent language delays in children of mothers with epilepsy

Even after lobectomy a child's brain rewires to compensate for the lost parts

Even after lobectomy a child's brain rewires to compensate for the lost parts

Study findings provide detailed characterization of plasticity of brain development in children

Study findings provide detailed characterization of plasticity of brain development in children

New study provides first evidence of brain's ability to reorganize its visual system

New study provides first evidence of brain's ability to reorganize its visual system

Desert bush spider toxin helps researchers to better understand human and insect biology

Desert bush spider toxin helps researchers to better understand human and insect biology

Targeting mossy cells may offer new strategy for treating brain disorders

Targeting mossy cells may offer new strategy for treating brain disorders

Discovery of two molecules could pave way for new drugs to treat traumatic brain injury

Discovery of two molecules could pave way for new drugs to treat traumatic brain injury

EU-funded project working on innovative implant to 'rewire' injured spinal cord

EU-funded project working on innovative implant to 'rewire' injured spinal cord

Mutated gene linked to 3-year-old girl's severe neurological symptoms

Mutated gene linked to 3-year-old girl's severe neurological symptoms

Long-term use of cannabis or cannabis-based drugs can impair memory, shows study

Long-term use of cannabis or cannabis-based drugs can impair memory, shows study

Children with disabilities endure long waits for life-changing medical equipment

Children with disabilities endure long waits for life-changing medical equipment