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New Childhood Epilepsy Genes
2013-08-12 10:40:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large, international research consortium has identified 25 new mutations on nine key genes responsible for childhood epilepsy. Because these mutations are not inherited, the scientists used a state-of-the-art genetic technique called exome sequencing to identify them. "It appears that the time for using this approach to understand complex neurological disorders has arrived," said David Goldstein, study leader and director of the...

2013-08-10 23:01:04

Rising incidences of neurological disorders, autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases, brain disorders, and sleep disorders, rising awareness regarding neurodegenerative diseases and technological advancements in brain monitoring devices are major drivers slated to propel this market (PRWEB) August 10, 2013 The "Brain Monitoring Market by Product [EEG/Magnetoencephalography (MEG)/Intracranial Pressure Monitor/Cerebral Oximeter/Transcranial Doppler] & Application [Sleep...

2013-08-09 23:00:58

Patient – and his mother – thank the doctors who monitored him for more than 25 years. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 Three months to the day after being admitted to North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) for treatment of brain seizures, a 30-year-old Armenian man had the opportunity Thursday to thank the two local surgeons who changed his life. “I am so grateful to you all,” Gagik Hovhannisyan of Yerevan, Armenia, said via an interpreter during a press conference held at...

2013-08-09 16:22:24

Campaign to Raise Awareness for Epilepsy in Minnesota and North Dakota MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., today announced that it teamed up with the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota to support those with epilepsy at the 15(th) annual Stroll for Epilepsy. The Stroll took place on Thursday, August 8, 2013 in five cities throughout Minnesota and North Dakota to benefit those with epilepsy. The two-mile walk is the largest fundraising and...

2013-08-08 12:25:34

Intraoperative MR imaging improves surgical vision, reduces re-operation risk in treating epilepsy, tumors, other neurological disorders MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that a craniotomy recently performed on a five-year-old boy with epilepsy was the 500(th) neurosurgical case at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, using its intraoperative MRI (iMRI) system. Cook Children's was...

2013-08-07 12:27:11

Seeking to Protect Infants and Children from Lifelong Neurological Impairment DANBURY, Conn., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 14-year-old Connecticut boy has joined the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) in alerting pediatricians and other physicians to a rare medical condition that can leave babies with lifelong disability. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130807/DC60396) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110719/DC37656LOGO-b) The boy,...

2013-08-06 23:22:10

The lawyer and consumer rights advocate from the Driscoll Firm, P.C., points to a study cited by the FDA, indicating a connection between pregnant women using migraine headache medications such as Depakote and decreased intelligence in their children. He urges consumers to review the FDA warning and learn more about their legal rights. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 John J. Driscoll, an attorney who represents drug injury victims across the nation, today called consumers’...

2013-08-01 12:29:03

DUBLIN, August 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/63jhhs/global_deep_brain) has announced the addition of the "Global Deep Brain Stimulator Market 2012-2016" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/63jhhs/global_deep_brain ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the rapidly increasing awareness...

2013-07-31 08:28:19

Rick Stevens' candid conversation about his struggles marks a shift in the groundbreaking new web series "Courage with Brenda Snow." WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Disclosing that you have a chronic illness can be tough, and epilepsy is one of the most stigmatized and misunderstood diseases. Now add telling others that you are gay, and you will understand the courage Rick Stevens needed to admit that he is "different" in both ways. He shares how epilepsy is not the...

2013-07-29 08:25:55

External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) for the Treatment of Epilepsy LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc., today announced conditional approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application to commence a Phase III pivotal trial of the Monarch(TM) eTNS(TM) System for treatment of drug resistant epilepsy. The Company is planning to conduct a multi-center trial at leading medical institutions in...