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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.
Scientists reveal development of improved medicine to fight addiction

Scientists reveal development of improved medicine to fight addiction

UC San Diego Health now offers new treatment option for people with refractory epilepsy

UC San Diego Health now offers new treatment option for people with refractory epilepsy

Tiny 'brains on chips' reveal mechanisms underlying brain's wrinkling process

Tiny 'brains on chips' reveal mechanisms underlying brain's wrinkling process

Study reveals functional dynamics of ion channels

Study reveals functional dynamics of ion channels

Lab-grown cerebellar cells may help explain how ASD develops at molecular level

Lab-grown cerebellar cells may help explain how ASD develops at molecular level

Learning stress-reducing techniques may benefit people with epilepsy

Learning stress-reducing techniques may benefit people with epilepsy

Potential new principle for treatment of multiple forms of cancer

Potential new principle for treatment of multiple forms of cancer

Researchers detail molecular atlas of cells that form brain's blood vessels

Researchers detail molecular atlas of cells that form brain's blood vessels

Ground-breaking partnership aims to deliver faster, more accurate diagnoses for genetic epilepsy

Ground-breaking partnership aims to deliver faster, more accurate diagnoses for genetic epilepsy

People who survive childhood heart defects may be at elevated risk of developing dementia

People who survive childhood heart defects may be at elevated risk of developing dementia

UA scientist develops database to alert physicians about carbohydrate count in medications

UA scientist develops database to alert physicians about carbohydrate count in medications

Infant's scores on Apgar scale can predict risk of cerebral palsy or epilepsy

Infant's scores on Apgar scale can predict risk of cerebral palsy or epilepsy

Many epilepsy patients receive interacting drug combinations

Many epilepsy patients receive interacting drug combinations

Doctors receive permission to carry out first “three-person baby” procedure in UK

Doctors receive permission to carry out first “three-person baby” procedure in UK

Researchers move closer to solving puzzle of 15q13.3 microdeletion syndrome

Researchers move closer to solving puzzle of 15q13.3 microdeletion syndrome

Study unravels developmental splicing program that promotes neuronal maturation

Study unravels developmental splicing program that promotes neuronal maturation

Inhaled carbon dioxide triggers group of neurons responsible for arousal

Inhaled carbon dioxide triggers group of neurons responsible for arousal

Verbal short-term memory can be improved by directly stimulating specific brain area, study finds

Verbal short-term memory can be improved by directly stimulating specific brain area, study finds

Study shows link between epilepsy and structural differences in grey matter

Study shows link between epilepsy and structural differences in grey matter

Discovery offers fresh perspective on how the brain keeps its balance

Discovery offers fresh perspective on how the brain keeps its balance