Crowdsourcing of algorithms enables epileptic seizure prediction in wide range of patients
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  September 7, 2018  
  Epilepsy  
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 Crowdsourcing of algorithms enables epileptic seizure prediction in wide range of patientsCrowdsourcing of algorithms enables epileptic seizure prediction in wide range of patients
 
A study by University of Melbourne researchers reveals clinically relevant epileptic seizure prediction is possible in a wider range of patients than previously thought, thanks to the crowdsourcing of more than 10 000 algorithms worldwide.
 
   Study of proteins' interaction in brain cells may help develop new therapies for epilepsyStudy of proteins' interaction in brain cells may help develop new therapies for epilepsy
 
New therapies could be on the horizon for people living with epilepsy or anxiety, thanks to a breakthrough discovery by UNLV, Tufts University School of Medicine, and an international team of researchers studying how proteins interact to control the firing of brain cells.
 
   Study offers possibility of squelching a focal epilepsy seizure before symptoms appearStudy offers possibility of squelching a focal epilepsy seizure before symptoms appear
 
Patients with focal epilepsy that does not respond to medications badly need alternative treatments.
 
 Easy and inexpensive test could one day help guide epilepsy treatment
 
Easy and inexpensive test could one day help guide epilepsy treatmentAn easy and inexpensive test for the HLA-B*15:02 allele could one day allow clinicians to quickly identify which epilepsy patients are at risk of carbamazepine hypersensitivity, according to study results presented by Gita V. Soraya at ILAE's 2018 Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress in Bali.
 
 
 Training pediatricians to better diagnose and treat epilepsy
 
Training pediatricians to better diagnose and treat epilepsyImagine if most children with cancer were treated by a doctor with no training or experience in cancer. It doesn't seem possible. In epilepsy, however, it's more common than not.
 
 
 Research suggests link between epilepsy and bipolar disorder
 
Research suggests link between epilepsy and bipolar disorderResearch at Royal Holloway University of London, has suggested a link between patients with epilepsy and patients with bipolar disorder, through investigating a medicine used to treat both disorders.
 
 
 Magnetic gene in aquarium fish could open doors to treatment for epilepsy, Parkinson's
 
Magnetic gene in aquarium fish could open doors to treatment for epilepsy, Parkinson'sAn aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's and other neurological disorders function.
 
 
 Scientists pinpoint the cause of a rare childhood seizure disorder
 
Scientists pinpoint the cause of a rare childhood seizure disorderScientists have developed a set of computational tools that pinpoint the cause of Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy (EIEE), a rare childhood disorder.