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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Deep neural network model can accurately predict the brain age of healthy patients

Deep neural network model can accurately predict the brain age of healthy patients

New resin acid molecules have promising properties as potential drugs against epilepsy

New resin acid molecules have promising properties as potential drugs against epilepsy

Changes in brain regions can predict the progression of epilepsy, lead to better treatment

Changes in brain regions can predict the progression of epilepsy, lead to better treatment

UVA research sheds new light on why sleep increases risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy

UVA research sheds new light on why sleep increases risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy

Study finds one-third of COVID-19 patients experience neurological symptoms

Study finds one-third of COVID-19 patients experience neurological symptoms

New research sheds light on what causes sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

New research sheds light on what causes sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

Researchers aim to better understand clinical features associated with COVID-19 mortality

Researchers aim to better understand clinical features associated with COVID-19 mortality

Fast oscillations in electroencephalography can pinpoint brain tissues responsible for epileptic seizures

Fast oscillations in electroencephalography can pinpoint brain tissues responsible for epileptic seizures

Medical cannabis use for severe childhood epilepsy may be linked to early puberty

Medical cannabis use for severe childhood epilepsy may be linked to early puberty

Families with sick kids on Medicaid seek easier access to out-of-state hospitals

Families with sick kids on Medicaid seek easier access to out-of-state hospitals

COVID-19 associated seizures may increase death risk in patients

COVID-19 associated seizures may increase death risk in patients

Type 2 diabetes drug can successfully reduce symptoms associated with tuberous sclerosis complex

Type 2 diabetes drug can successfully reduce symptoms associated with tuberous sclerosis complex

‘Zombie’ cells come to life after the death of the brain

‘Zombie’ cells come to life after the death of the brain

FDA warns two companies for illegal marketing of unapproved CBD products

FDA warns two companies for illegal marketing of unapproved CBD products

Paws of assistance dogs are cleaner than users' shoe soles, study shows

Paws of assistance dogs are cleaner than users' shoe soles, study shows

New type of ultrasound scan could improve outcome from brain tumor surgery

New type of ultrasound scan could improve outcome from brain tumor surgery

New seizure predicting mathematical model gives accurate warning to epilepsy patients

New seizure predicting mathematical model gives accurate warning to epilepsy patients

FDA permits marketing of new device to protect athletes from harmful effects of head impacts

FDA permits marketing of new device to protect athletes from harmful effects of head impacts

World-leading research institutions join forces to find better treatments for pediatric diseases

World-leading research institutions join forces to find better treatments for pediatric diseases

Preventing seizures after head injury could slow or prevent the onset of dementia

Preventing seizures after head injury could slow or prevent the onset of dementia