New method could help treat severe epilepsy in the future
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  May 1, 2018  
  Epilepsy  
  The latest epilepsy news from News Medical  
 New method could help treat severe epilepsy in the futureNew method could help treat severe epilepsy in the future
 
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden believe they have found a method that in the future could help people suffering from epilepsy so severe that all current treatment is ineffective.
 
   Researchers develop new drug-testing platform for epilepsyResearchers develop new drug-testing platform for epilepsy
 
For more than a third of children living with epilepsy, the currently approved medications do not stop their seizures. This statistic has not changed for the past five decades, despite the development of many new anti-seizure drugs.
 
   FDA approves marijuana based medication for epilepsy treatmentFDA approves marijuana based medication for epilepsy treatment
 
An advisory panel from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended the approval of a novel epilepsy drug that is made up of ingredients from marijuana. The agency normally follows the recommendations of the advisory panels regarding approvals and rejections of applications of new drugs.
 
 Largest-ever study to examine anatomical alterations in the brains of epilepsy patients
 
Largest-ever study to examine anatomical alterations in the brains of epilepsy patientsAn international research consortium used neuroimaging techniques to analyze the brains of more than 3,800 volunteers in different countries. The largest study of its kind ever conducted set out to investigate anatomical similarities and differences in the brains of individuals with different types of epilepsy and to seek markers that could help with prognosis and treatment.
 
 
 Advances in genetic testing give new insights to parents of children with epileptic encephalopathy
 
Advances in genetic testing give new insights to parents of children with epileptic encephalopathyAdvances in genetic testing offer new insights to parents who have a child with a rare but serious form of epilepsy, epileptic encephalopathy (EE), found in one of about every 2,000 births and characterized by developmental disabilities as well as horrible seizures.
 
 
 Early life epilepsies should be treated with urgency as childhood cancers
 
Early life epilepsies should be treated with urgency as childhood cancersLike childhood cancers, early life epilepsies represent many rare disorders with diverse underlying causes. Unlike childhood cancers, little has changed in the outcomes of early life epilepsies in the past few decades, despite advances in diagnostic technologies and availability of new treatments.
 
 
 Nano-photothermal neural stimulation method for patients with neurological disorders
 
Nano-photothermal neural stimulation method for patients with neurological disordersA KAIST team presented a highly customizable neural stimulation method. The research team developed a technology that can print the heat pattern on a micron scale to enable the control of biological activities remotely.