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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A global, online crowdsourcing challenge launched to accelerate epilepsy research

A global, online crowdsourcing challenge launched to accelerate epilepsy research

Engineers innovate soft, flexible brain implant

Engineers innovate soft, flexible brain implant

MIT engineers develop soft, flexible neural implants

MIT engineers develop soft, flexible neural implants

Genetic mutation found to improve cognitive flexibility in mice

Genetic mutation found to improve cognitive flexibility in mice

Study shows legal marijuana products too strong for pain relief

Study shows legal marijuana products too strong for pain relief

Drebrin autoantibodies trigger epilepsy

Drebrin autoantibodies trigger epilepsy

More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds

More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds

Study uncovers a new childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorder

Study uncovers a new childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorder

Genetically modified neurons could enhance function of clinical implants

Genetically modified neurons could enhance function of clinical implants

Recognizing CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder

Recognizing CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder

Reports of flu-like symptoms seen with Keto diet

Reports of flu-like symptoms seen with Keto diet

Researchers probe how specific genes can impact early brain development

Researchers probe how specific genes can impact early brain development

Magnolia bark compound could be potential new treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy

Magnolia bark compound could be potential new treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy

Scientists map novel structure of so-called 'neurotransmitter: sodium symporter’

Scientists map novel structure of so-called 'neurotransmitter: sodium symporter’

Discovery Of Gabaergic Synaptic Regulations Inside The Brain For A New Epilepsy Treatment

Discovery Of Gabaergic Synaptic Regulations Inside The Brain For A New Epilepsy Treatment

People eating a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, soy may have lower risk of stroke

People eating a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, soy may have lower risk of stroke

Certain drugs can reduce epilepsy risk following traumatic brain injury

Certain drugs can reduce epilepsy risk following traumatic brain injury

Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health

Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health

New breakthrough offers hope for potential treatment of rare childhood epilepsy

New breakthrough offers hope for potential treatment of rare childhood epilepsy

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications