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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Simple movement sends ripples of activity throughout the brain networks, study finds

Simple movement sends ripples of activity throughout the brain networks, study finds

All-cause mortality risk higher among individuals with head injury

All-cause mortality risk higher among individuals with head injury

Speech neuroprostheses can decode speech based on brain activity

Speech neuroprostheses can decode speech based on brain activity

Researchers identify a specific neural mechanism behind remembering emotional events

Researchers identify a specific neural mechanism behind remembering emotional events

Researchers unveil new methods for DNA mosaic recognition

Researchers unveil new methods for DNA mosaic recognition

New breakthrough in understanding the genetic causes of "malformations of cortical development"

New breakthrough in understanding the genetic causes of "malformations of cortical development"

Study describes a mechanism associated with the production of neuropathic pain

Study describes a mechanism associated with the production of neuropathic pain

Yale researchers identify neuronal basis of impaired consciousness in children with absence epilepsy

Yale researchers identify neuronal basis of impaired consciousness in children with absence epilepsy

Understanding the molecular basis of how THC cannabinoid inhibits an important human enzyme

Understanding the molecular basis of how THC cannabinoid inhibits an important human enzyme

What is the long-term cognitive impact of COVID-19, and what are its predictors?

What is the long-term cognitive impact of COVID-19, and what are its predictors?

SynGAP Research Fund awards $180,000 grant to the University of Edinburgh Medical School's Patrick Wild Centre & Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

SynGAP Research Fund awards $180,000 grant to the University of Edinburgh Medical School's Patrick Wild Centre & Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

Voice and face recognition are more closely linked than previously thought

Voice and face recognition are more closely linked than previously thought

Deep learning tool identifies mosaic mutations that cause disease

Deep learning tool identifies mosaic mutations that cause disease

Newly discovered mechanism could explain memory impairment in epilepsy

Newly discovered mechanism could explain memory impairment in epilepsy

Study uncovers genetic cause of a novel developmental epilepsy syndrome

Study uncovers genetic cause of a novel developmental epilepsy syndrome

Study: People with cluster headaches may be more likely to have other medical conditions

Study: People with cluster headaches may be more likely to have other medical conditions

Flexible assemblies of nerve cells appear to be key to successful episodic memory

Flexible assemblies of nerve cells appear to be key to successful episodic memory

Many genetic disorders respond well to specialized gene therapy

Many genetic disorders respond well to specialized gene therapy

Severe COVID-19 causes aging-like changes in the human brain

Severe COVID-19 causes aging-like changes in the human brain

To attract in-home caregivers, California offers paid training — and self-care

To attract in-home caregivers, California offers paid training — and self-care