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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Researchers visualize fast brain signals from outside the skull

Researchers visualize fast brain signals from outside the skull

Japanese–European scientists detect novel genetic mitochondrial disorder

Japanese–European scientists detect novel genetic mitochondrial disorder

Medical cannabis use for severe childhood epilepsy may be linked to early puberty

Medical cannabis use for severe childhood epilepsy may be linked to early puberty

Stem cells of the nervous system age rapidly, shows study

Stem cells of the nervous system age rapidly, shows study

Stroke risk remains significant for up to five years post-traumatic brain injury, study finds

Stroke risk remains significant for up to five years post-traumatic brain injury, study finds

Researchers identify nonelectrical cells that transition the brain from plasticity to stability

Researchers identify nonelectrical cells that transition the brain from plasticity to stability

Microrna-29 molecule controls brain maturation in mammals

Microrna-29 molecule controls brain maturation in mammals

UNC scientists identify a molecule as powerful controller of brain maturation in mammals

UNC scientists identify a molecule as powerful controller of brain maturation in mammals

Rice University, Houston Methodist launch collaboration to solve clinical problems with neurorobotics

Rice University, Houston Methodist launch collaboration to solve clinical problems with neurorobotics

Type 2 diabetes drug can successfully reduce symptoms associated with tuberous sclerosis complex

Type 2 diabetes drug can successfully reduce symptoms associated with tuberous sclerosis complex

Wireless neuromodulation technology could improve the lives of patients with brain disorders

Wireless neuromodulation technology could improve the lives of patients with brain disorders

‘Zombie’ cells come to life after the death of the brain

‘Zombie’ cells come to life after the death of the brain

Study: Early benefit assessment of new drugs within the framework of AM-NOG procedure

Study: Early benefit assessment of new drugs within the framework of AM-NOG procedure

Researchers produce extremely conductive hydrogel for medical applications

Researchers produce extremely conductive hydrogel for medical applications

A complete genetic and clinical analysis of individuals with SCN2A-related disorders

A complete genetic and clinical analysis of individuals with SCN2A-related disorders

Using new neurotechnology techniques to improve treatment of brain disorders

Using new neurotechnology techniques to improve treatment of brain disorders

Cannabis compound inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication in human lung cells

Cannabis compound inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication in human lung cells

New brain sensor could transform our understanding of Alzheimer’s

New brain sensor could transform our understanding of Alzheimer’s

New evidence supports the use of antisense oligonucleotides as feasible therapeutic strategy for MDS

New evidence supports the use of antisense oligonucleotides as feasible therapeutic strategy for MDS

Study reveals presence of glial plasticity, offers future therapeutic strategy for epilepsy

Study reveals presence of glial plasticity, offers future therapeutic strategy for epilepsy