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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Novel network analysis technology can pinpoint seizure originating brain regions in minutes

Novel network analysis technology can pinpoint seizure originating brain regions in minutes

Maternal antidepressant use during pregnancy does not increase epilepsy risk in babies

Maternal antidepressant use during pregnancy does not increase epilepsy risk in babies

Postnatal gene therapy may be able to prevent or reverse deadly effects of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

Postnatal gene therapy may be able to prevent or reverse deadly effects of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

Inversions in the human genome found to be more common than previously thought

Inversions in the human genome found to be more common than previously thought

Insight into Neurological Diagnosis in Children

Insight into Neurological Diagnosis in Children

New insights into the cellular and molecular mechanisms of absence seizures

New insights into the cellular and molecular mechanisms of absence seizures

People with highest levels of antioxidants less likely to develop dementia, finds study

People with highest levels of antioxidants less likely to develop dementia, finds study

Tufts scientists discover a previously unknown function performed by astrocytes

Tufts scientists discover a previously unknown function performed by astrocytes

The added value of adequate immune fitness to the existing approaches to pandemic preparedness

The added value of adequate immune fitness to the existing approaches to pandemic preparedness

New insights could lead to better treatments for Dravet syndrome and related conditions

New insights could lead to better treatments for Dravet syndrome and related conditions

Study examines whether having MS plays a role in regular cancer screenings and diagnosis

Study examines whether having MS plays a role in regular cancer screenings and diagnosis

Prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Black and white people is similarly high, study says

Prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Black and white people is similarly high, study says

Imaging salt levels in tumors could help diagnose and monitor breast cancer

Imaging salt levels in tumors could help diagnose and monitor breast cancer

People who accumulate cardiovascular risk factors quickly have higher risk of developing dementia

People who accumulate cardiovascular risk factors quickly have higher risk of developing dementia

New research takes a close look at the most prevalent neurotransmitter in the brain

New research takes a close look at the most prevalent neurotransmitter in the brain

In utero exposure to mother’s drugs may affect development of newborn's brain networks

In utero exposure to mother’s drugs may affect development of newborn's brain networks

New evidence from a zebrafish model may help understand how epileptic seizures originate

New evidence from a zebrafish model may help understand how epileptic seizures originate

New study paves the way for first drug treatment for sleep apnea

New study paves the way for first drug treatment for sleep apnea

Exercise maintains insulin and body mass index levels to help protect brain volume

Exercise maintains insulin and body mass index levels to help protect brain volume

Researchers publish consensus statement for the study of recalled experiences surrounding death

Researchers publish consensus statement for the study of recalled experiences surrounding death