Seizure

An epileptic seizure, occasionally referred to as a fit, is defined as a transient symptom of "abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain".
What is a Seizure?

Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. In the healthy brain, electrical and chemical signals are fired between nerves called neurons to drive the brain's ability to think, feel and send instructions to parts of the body, such as the muscles. Seizures occur when this electrical system in the brain malfunctions.

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New compact and affordable device for recording brain activity

New compact and affordable device for recording brain activity

5-SENSE score can predict if patients with epilepsy will benefit from a more invasive workup

5-SENSE score can predict if patients with epilepsy will benefit from a more invasive workup

Melatonin found to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 entry into mice brains

Melatonin found to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 entry into mice brains

Inhaled CBD shrinks glioblastoma’s size in an animal model

Inhaled CBD shrinks glioblastoma’s size in an animal model

Graphene-based neural probes can accurately detect electrographic signatures of the epileptic brain

Graphene-based neural probes can accurately detect electrographic signatures of the epileptic brain

Study identifies genetic causes of sudden unexplained deaths in children aged 1 year and older

Study identifies genetic causes of sudden unexplained deaths in children aged 1 year and older

Treatment with whole plant medicinal cannabis reduces epileptic seizure frequency in children

Treatment with whole plant medicinal cannabis reduces epileptic seizure frequency in children

Optimizing the treatment of epilepsy patients

Optimizing the treatment of epilepsy patients

Research reveals a common cause for seizures and memory problems in epilepsy

Research reveals a common cause for seizures and memory problems in epilepsy

Simple web-based application can save patients from unnecessary, invasive procedures

Simple web-based application can save patients from unnecessary, invasive procedures

Febrile seizures in children: Key things to know

Febrile seizures in children: Key things to know

UVA researchers develop a noninvasive surgical approach to remove faulty brain circuits

UVA researchers develop a noninvasive surgical approach to remove faulty brain circuits

Study confirms safety of electroconvulsive therapy for treatment of mental conditions

Study confirms safety of electroconvulsive therapy for treatment of mental conditions

Focused ultrasound may benefit some patients with epilepsy

Focused ultrasound may benefit some patients with epilepsy

Combining clinical and EEG factors can help better predict treatment response in epilepsy patients

Combining clinical and EEG factors can help better predict treatment response in epilepsy patients

Gene therapy strategy against Angelman syndrome shows early promise

Gene therapy strategy against Angelman syndrome shows early promise

Study investigates whether continued magnetic seizure therapy can prevent relapse of depression

Study investigates whether continued magnetic seizure therapy can prevent relapse of depression

UVA researchers identify an unknown trigger for epilepsy seizures

UVA researchers identify an unknown trigger for epilepsy seizures

Rewarming after cooling therapy increases the odds of seizures in oxygen-deprived newborns

Rewarming after cooling therapy increases the odds of seizures in oxygen-deprived newborns

NYU Langone launches new center to advance scientific discovery and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

NYU Langone launches new center to advance scientific discovery and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases