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An epileptic seizure, occasionally referred to as a fit, is defined as a transient symptom of "abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain".
New discovery may revolutionize treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy

New discovery may revolutionize treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy

Identification and management of depression in people with epilepsy to save lives

Identification and management of depression in people with epilepsy to save lives

Brain tumors hijack healthy neurons in order to grow

Brain tumors hijack healthy neurons in order to grow

New uses for CBD in genetic brain disorder

New uses for CBD in genetic brain disorder

New EEG electrode may help patients to control devices with their brains

New EEG electrode may help patients to control devices with their brains

Cannabidiol may alleviate seizures and normalize brain rhythms in Angelman syndrome

Cannabidiol may alleviate seizures and normalize brain rhythms in Angelman syndrome

Brain activity intensity appears to increase our need for sleep

Brain activity intensity appears to increase our need for sleep

Surgery crucial for people with drug-resistant epilepsy

Surgery crucial for people with drug-resistant epilepsy

Engaging community pharmacists to improve access to care for people with epilepsy

Engaging community pharmacists to improve access to care for people with epilepsy

UH associate professor awarded NIH grant to test new treatment for epilepsy patients

UH associate professor awarded NIH grant to test new treatment for epilepsy patients

Higher levels of serotonin after a seizure linked to lower incidence of breathing problems

Higher levels of serotonin after a seizure linked to lower incidence of breathing problems

MUSC researchers narrow down risk of preeclampsia to a specific phenotype

MUSC researchers narrow down risk of preeclampsia to a specific phenotype

Study reveals link between popular pain medication and greater risk of hypoglycemia

Study reveals link between popular pain medication and greater risk of hypoglycemia

Infants with genetic epilepsy show better response to treatment with ketogenic diet

Infants with genetic epilepsy show better response to treatment with ketogenic diet

Failure of glial cells in the brain triggers epileptic seizures, study finds

Failure of glial cells in the brain triggers epileptic seizures, study finds

Addiction clinics market pricey, unproven treatments to desperate patients

Addiction clinics market pricey, unproven treatments to desperate patients

Implantable brain chip could solve obesity epidemic

Implantable brain chip could solve obesity epidemic

Combining electrical stimulation with repetitive musical tones helps improve hearing

Combining electrical stimulation with repetitive musical tones helps improve hearing

Fatty foods increase CBD absorption, finds new research

Fatty foods increase CBD absorption, finds new research

Neuronal gene mutations may be linked to seizures associated with Long QT Syndrome

Neuronal gene mutations may be linked to seizures associated with Long QT Syndrome