Epilepsy News and Research

Latest Epilepsy News and Research

Psychiatric centres needed for Iraqi children

Psychiatric centres needed for Iraqi children

People with a history of epilepsy are at increased risk of developing schizophrenia

People with a history of epilepsy are at increased risk of developing schizophrenia

Brain surgery for epilepsy means patients still free of fits 30 years later

Brain surgery for epilepsy means patients still free of fits 30 years later

Scientists create new brain cells - in a dish

Scientists create new brain cells - in a dish

Prognosis is good for people who have epilepsy surgery

Prognosis is good for people who have epilepsy surgery

No need to rush to take epilepsy drugs

No need to rush to take epilepsy drugs

No significant long-term benefit in administering immediate treatment to those with early epilepsy

No significant long-term benefit in administering immediate treatment to those with early epilepsy

Giving individuals with single or infrequent seizures immediate treatment does not reduce their risk of seizure recurrence in the long-term

Giving individuals with single or infrequent seizures immediate treatment does not reduce their risk of seizure recurrence in the long-term

Doctors study surgery to stop epileptic seizures

Doctors study surgery to stop epileptic seizures

A promising animal model demonstrates course of epilepsy

A promising animal model demonstrates course of epilepsy

Lafora disease can be caused by mutations in a gene that regulates the concentration of the protein laforin

Lafora disease can be caused by mutations in a gene that regulates the concentration of the protein laforin

British surgeons remove part of a woman's brain to cure her epilepsy

British surgeons remove part of a woman's brain to cure her epilepsy

Mathematical way to identify babies at risk for epilepsy

Mathematical way to identify babies at risk for epilepsy

Changes in certain brain receptors can affect seizures and anxiety during the menstrual cycle

Changes in certain brain receptors can affect seizures and anxiety during the menstrual cycle

Clues about the causes of dementia in Huntington's disease

Clues about the causes of dementia in Huntington's disease

Use of positron emission tomography may eliminate more strenuous drug development trials with animals

Use of positron emission tomography may eliminate more strenuous drug development trials with animals

Managed care organizations evaluate trends in epilepsy to provide better care

Managed care organizations evaluate trends in epilepsy to provide better care

Testing new manic depression drugs in slime mould

Testing new manic depression drugs in slime mould

Pfizer recalls epilepsy medicine

Pfizer recalls epilepsy medicine

Surgery reduces seizures and increases IQ for kids with epilepsy

Surgery reduces seizures and increases IQ for kids with epilepsy