Unexpected declines in cognitive performance after epilepsy surgery
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 COVID-19 carries a much higher risk of epilepsy and seizures than influenzaCOVID-19 carries a much higher risk of epilepsy and seizures than influenza
 
COVID-19 increases risk of both seizures and epilepsy as compared to influenza infection
 
 
 Unexpected declines in cognitive performance after epilepsy surgeryUnexpected declines in cognitive performance after epilepsy surgery
 
In severe epilepsies, surgical intervention is often the only remedy - usually with great success. While neuropsychological performance can recover in the long term after successful surgery, on rare occasions, unexpected declines in cognitive performance occur.
 
   Specific genetic variant linked to early-onset childhood epilepsy discoveredSpecific genetic variant linked to early-onset childhood epilepsy discovered
 
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have discovered a specific genetic variant in SCN1A, the most common genetic epilepsy, that leads to an earlier onset of epilepsy, with clinical features distinct from other epilepsies.
 
   Cannabidiol and the shifting perspective of epilepsy drug discoveryCannabidiol and the shifting perspective of epilepsy drug discovery
 
Researchers discuss the research hat contributed to cannabidiol as a potential antiseizure medication in the 21st century.
 
   Study reveals key details of how DREADD technology highjacks neuronal activityStudy reveals key details of how DREADD technology highjacks neuronal activity
 
Understanding of how neuronal activity modulates brain function is a key first step towards creating more effective drugs to treat a variety of neuropsychiatric illnesses, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, substance abuse, epilepsy, and others.
 
 Astrocytes in the brains of epileptic mice exhibit an acid response with intensified seizures
 
Astrocytes in the brains of epileptic mice exhibit an acid response with intensified seizuresResearchers at Tohoku University have shown that astrocytes in the mouse brain exhibit an acid response with intensified epileptic seizures.
 
 
 UH researcher aims to find causal pathways to developmental disabilities among children in rural Zambia
 
UH researcher aims to find causal pathways to developmental disabilities among children in rural ZambiaOf the 2.6 billion children in the world, 11% or 291.2 million are estimated to have one of four developmental disabilities – epilepsy, intellectual disability, vision loss and hearing loss. Ninety-five percent of these children live in low- and middle-income countries, predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, according to recent estimates.
 
 
 Tackling epilepsy with a potential new drug
 
Tackling epilepsy with a potential new drugOne of the epilepsy types that are most prevalent worldwide is temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Although there are symptomatic medications available, one-third of TLE patients are still not responding to the current course of treatment, necessitating the urgent need for new drug targets.