Epilepsy

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.
What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition that has been known to mankind since ancient times. It affects the brain to cause repeated convulsions or seizures - also called fits in common parlance. The word “epilepsy” comes from the Greek and means to be taken, seized or attacked.

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Early blood test could detect birth asphyxia

Early blood test could detect birth asphyxia

FDA approves CBD oral solution for treatment of seizures related to tuberous sclerosis complex

FDA approves CBD oral solution for treatment of seizures related to tuberous sclerosis complex

International researchers propose new classification system of seizures

International researchers propose new classification system of seizures

UOttawa's Faculty of Medicine awards 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists

UOttawa's Faculty of Medicine awards 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists

UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top 50 hospitals

UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top 50 hospitals

Study reveals molecular cause underlying rare genetic disorder

Study reveals molecular cause underlying rare genetic disorder

Pandemic to accelerate the adoption of technology-enabled care for epilepsy

Pandemic to accelerate the adoption of technology-enabled care for epilepsy

Study offers fundamental insights about sensory thalamic subnetworks

Study offers fundamental insights about sensory thalamic subnetworks

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are often misdiagnosed as epilepsy and increase risk of death

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are often misdiagnosed as epilepsy and increase risk of death

Young people with epilepsy report increase in seizures during lockdown

Young people with epilepsy report increase in seizures during lockdown

Compound in pickled capers can directly regulate proteins required for bodily processes

Compound in pickled capers can directly regulate proteins required for bodily processes

Newly discovered chemical compound shows potential to become treatment for brain disorders

Newly discovered chemical compound shows potential to become treatment for brain disorders

Scientists identify a new role for covalent linker in transmembrane ion channels

Scientists identify a new role for covalent linker in transmembrane ion channels

Clemson researcher receives DOD grant to explore cellular underpinnings of developmental disorder

Clemson researcher receives DOD grant to explore cellular underpinnings of developmental disorder

New vitamin K-based drug eliminates medication-resistant epileptic seizures in mice

New vitamin K-based drug eliminates medication-resistant epileptic seizures in mice

Research reveals new genetic insights into how the brain folds

Research reveals new genetic insights into how the brain folds

GIRK channel activator can provide potential treatments for brain disorders

GIRK channel activator can provide potential treatments for brain disorders

Researchers track brain receptor as it transmits or inhibits neural signals

Researchers track brain receptor as it transmits or inhibits neural signals

A data-rich atlas of the developing human brain

A data-rich atlas of the developing human brain

Researchers identify new step in brain cell mechanism that shows promise for treating epilepsy

Researchers identify new step in brain cell mechanism that shows promise for treating epilepsy