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Newly Found Gene Mutations Linked to Variety of Disorders

Oct 16, 2014 by

Three newly discovered gene mutations have been linked to autism, cancer, enlarged brain size, hydrocephalus, vascular anomalies, epilepsy and skin growth disorders. SOURCE:...

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New finding in epilepsy caused by TBI

Apr 20, 2014 by

Researchers studying TBIs have found that increased levels of a specific neurotransmitter may be causing post-traumatic epilepsy....

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Using MEG to help patients control their brain function

Feb 1, 2014 by

A new brain-imaging technique that uses magnetoencephalography (MEG) can help patients with epilepsy (and possibly stroke, depression and dementia) to control their brain function by watching it on a monitor....

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Sodium is a switch for a neurotransmitter – the kainite receptor...

Sep 19, 2013 by

New research shows that sodium is a switch for a neurotransmitter receptor called the kainite receptor. The receptor is necessary for good brain function and “implicated” in diseases like epilepsy and also in neuropathic pain....

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Epilepsy can add to earlier cognitive decline

Jul 28, 2013 by

People with epilepsy who also had Alzheimer’s or amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) had 5.5 years to 6.8 years earlier cognitive decline than non-epileptics. In addition, people with Alzheimer’s and seizure disorders have more rapid progression of symptoms and...

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