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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New understanding of the brain’s relay station could change medical treatment for brain disorders

New understanding of the brain’s relay station could change medical treatment for brain disorders

People with metabolic syndrome may be at higher risk for second stroke, death

People with metabolic syndrome may be at higher risk for second stroke, death

Foods high in flavonoids may lower risk of cognitive decline

Foods high in flavonoids may lower risk of cognitive decline

Previously unknown brain repair process could be harnessed to treat seizures and epilepsy

Previously unknown brain repair process could be harnessed to treat seizures and epilepsy

Can prior human seasonal coronavirus antibody response patterns predict SARS-CoV-2 inhibition?

Can prior human seasonal coronavirus antibody response patterns predict SARS-CoV-2 inhibition?

Research sheds light on a new mechanism for inhibitory synapse specificity in the cortex

Research sheds light on a new mechanism for inhibitory synapse specificity in the cortex

UCR scientists receive additional federal funding to boost research on brain injury

UCR scientists receive additional federal funding to boost research on brain injury

Researchers develop normalized brain growth curve charts for children

Researchers develop normalized brain growth curve charts for children

Study uncovers mutations in Polycomb group gene as underlying cause of novel neurological disorder

Study uncovers mutations in Polycomb group gene as underlying cause of novel neurological disorder

Biomarker discovery can open door to screening newborn babies for pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy

Biomarker discovery can open door to screening newborn babies for pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy

Adults with ADHD at higher risk of many physical conditions, finds study

Adults with ADHD at higher risk of many physical conditions, finds study

IU researchers developing noninvasive brain stimulation technique to treat neurological disorders

IU researchers developing noninvasive brain stimulation technique to treat neurological disorders

Scientists discover genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of new neurodevelopmental syndrome

Scientists discover genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of new neurodevelopmental syndrome

Virtual reality can help boost brain rhythms linked to learning and memory

Virtual reality can help boost brain rhythms linked to learning and memory

Study shows how loss of glial protein drives brain development dysfunction

Study shows how loss of glial protein drives brain development dysfunction

New study provides important clue to understand brain disorders

New study provides important clue to understand brain disorders

Researchers observe brain's responses to vagus nerve stimulation during sleep and wakefulness

Researchers observe brain's responses to vagus nerve stimulation during sleep and wakefulness

RDM Positive Impact Foundation funds $1.25 million research project to study SYNGAP1

RDM Positive Impact Foundation funds $1.25 million research project to study SYNGAP1

Understanding the risks and benefits of cannabis use among young patients

Understanding the risks and benefits of cannabis use among young patients

Researchers discover genetic cause of neurodevelopmental disorder

Researchers discover genetic cause of neurodevelopmental disorder