Research shows possibility of new ways to address blood-brain barrier dysfunction in epilepsy
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  June 5, 2018  
  Epilepsy  
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 Research shows possibility of new ways to address blood-brain barrier dysfunction in epilepsyResearch shows possibility of new ways to address blood-brain barrier dysfunction in epilepsy
 
New findings from the University of Kentucky published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrate that there may be ways to address blood-brain barrier dysfunction in epilepsy.
 
   Study uncovers mechanism underlying brain malformation linked to severe epilepsyStudy uncovers mechanism underlying brain malformation linked to severe epilepsy
 
One of the most frequent causes of drug-resistant epilepsy, considered a difficult disease to control, is a brain malformation known as focal cortical dysplasia.
 
   Researchers to take 'unprecedented look' into protein behind hypertension, epilepsy, and overactive bladderResearchers to take 'unprecedented look' into protein behind hypertension, epilepsy, and overactive bladder
 
The seemingly unrelated conditions of hypertension, epilepsy and overactive bladder may be linked by electrical activity in a protein long studied by a biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis.
 
 Catamenial Epilepsy Pathophysiology
 
Catamenial Epilepsy PathophysiologyCatamenial epilepsy is a form of seizure disorder which is related to the hormonal changes during menstrual cycling in normal women. It has been found to account for about a third of women with epilepsy.
 
 
 Researchers develop new prediction method for epileptic seizures
 
Researchers develop new prediction method for epileptic seizuresEpileptic seizures strike with little warning and nearly one third of people living with epilepsy are resistant to treatment that controls these attacks. More than 65 million people worldwide are living with epilepsy.
 
 
 Researchers discover how key brain receptor can function in hostile environment
 
Researchers discover how key brain receptor can function in hostile environmentDuring a stroke or an epileptic seizure, neurons in affected parts of the brain fire at an abnormally rapid rate. One byproduct of this condition is that the pH of the brain drops markedly, rendering the local environment inhospitably acidic.
 
 
 Scientists identify new inherited neurodevelopmental disease
 
Scientists identify new inherited neurodevelopmental diseaseResearchers have identified a new inherited neurodevelopmental disease that causes slow growth, seizures and learning difficulties in humans. Writing in the journal eLife, the team reveals that this disease is caused by a recessive mutation in CAMK2A - a gene that is well known for its role in regulating learning and memory in animals.