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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.
Neurons in the human brain can encode numerical information

Neurons in the human brain can encode numerical information

Study reveals new therapeutic target for pediatric tumor-associated intractable epilepsy

Study reveals new therapeutic target for pediatric tumor-associated intractable epilepsy

Hospitalization after antibiotic initiation found to be higher for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Hospitalization after antibiotic initiation found to be higher for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Half as many people are trying heroin, but marijuana use grows

Half as many people are trying heroin, but marijuana use grows

New research aims to engineer neural network from living cells

New research aims to engineer neural network from living cells

Medical cannabis provides relief across dozens of health symptoms, study shows

Medical cannabis provides relief across dozens of health symptoms, study shows

Novel decoding technology could predict mood variations from brain signals

Novel decoding technology could predict mood variations from brain signals

Study analyzes what happens in the brain when humans forget something on purpose

Study analyzes what happens in the brain when humans forget something on purpose

Medical marijuana may alter brain connections to provide relief from chronic nerve pain

Medical marijuana may alter brain connections to provide relief from chronic nerve pain

UCLA Seizure Disorder Center offers hope to patients with drug-resistant epilepsy

UCLA Seizure Disorder Center offers hope to patients with drug-resistant epilepsy

UQ drug expert supports current medicinal cannabis policies in Australia

UQ drug expert supports current medicinal cannabis policies in Australia

Training pediatricians to better diagnose and treat epilepsy

Training pediatricians to better diagnose and treat epilepsy

Easy and inexpensive test could one day help guide epilepsy treatment

Easy and inexpensive test could one day help guide epilepsy treatment

The pluses and minuses of allowing medical marijuana at school

The pluses and minuses of allowing medical marijuana at school

SMA treatment may be effective even if started in children seven months and older

SMA treatment may be effective even if started in children seven months and older

Component of cannabis could help in psychosis

Component of cannabis could help in psychosis

Clinical trials needed to inform doctors, parents on prescribing cannabinoids for Canadian children

Clinical trials needed to inform doctors, parents on prescribing cannabinoids for Canadian children

Mice study reveals brain-heart biomarker for epilepsy after malaria

Mice study reveals brain-heart biomarker for epilepsy after malaria

New study reveals how cells connect and how these connections impact circadian rhythm

New study reveals how cells connect and how these connections impact circadian rhythm

Electrical stimulation of the brain may help treat symptoms of neurodegenerative ataxias

Electrical stimulation of the brain may help treat symptoms of neurodegenerative ataxias