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2014-02-14 08:25:42

Leading Nongovernmental Funder of Epilepsy Research Awards $450,000 in Grants in Early 2014 CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After receiving a record-high 200 plus applications in 2013, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is proud to announce its six research grant recipients for the Taking Flight and Innovator awards. The surge in applications is credited to CURE's ongoing efforts to drive the epilepsy research agenda, funding innovative science not...

2014-02-11 08:30:26

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc. (NeuroSigma), a California-based life sciences company focused on commercialization of its non-invasive Monarch(TM) eTNS(TM) System for the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, announced the appointment of Carl Adams as Vice President and Controller. Mr. Adams brings 20 years of experience in accounting and corporate finance to NeuroSigma. After nine years at Ernst and Young LLP, culminating as a...

2014-02-10 08:26:23

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Headache Foundation is pleased to announce that Melodie Winawer, M.D., M.S., is the recipient of the 2014 Seymour Diamond, M.D. Lectureship. Doctor Winawer is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University. Currently, she is involved in clinical, education, and research activities at the Columbia University Medical Center and Harlem Hospital in New York City. In addition to her work in neurology, she received...

2014-02-04 08:35:14

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CorTechs Labs is pleased to announce the renewed and expanded partnership and distribution agreement with Invivo Corporation (subsidiary of Philips Healthcare) for NeuroQuant(®), the leading software solution for volumetric brain atrophy in the US healthcare market. As the only FDA approved solution that automatically quantifies the volumes of brain structures, NeuroQuant(®) is a key part of Invivo's DynaSuite Neuro Imaging Solution....

2014-01-31 23:33:53

“Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: A Guide” by Lorna Myers, Ph.D. provides readers with clear explanations about this serious psychological condition as well as tools to get back to a healthy life. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) can have devastating effects on those who develop it . PNES is a serious psychological condition that is still not well understood by doctors or the public. These seizures look very much like epileptic...

2014-01-31 00:21:51

Arthur A. Ward, Jr. Award presented to Heather Franklin SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Saturday evening in Seattle, the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest will present the annual Arthur A. Ward, Jr. Achievement in Epilepsy Award to Richland resident Heather Franklin. The award has been given in the past to Sen. Patty Murray, renown neurologists Drs. Linda and George Ojemann, various leading epilepsy researchers and long time volunteers. The award is named for the...

2014-01-29 23:04:02

The new program will include brain ‘pacemakers’, specialized women’s care, and in-patient monitoring. Hopewell, NJ (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 The Capital Institute for Neurosciences (CIN) today announced it has launched a new program to provide highly specialized care for patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. The CIN Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Program at Capital Health provides patients with state-of-the-art testing and evaluation, including 24-hour continuous...

2014-01-29 23:03:18

Technological advancements and the consequent development of devices catering to niche disease segments such as migraine and epilepsy expected to drive this market. Visit http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/neurostimulation-devices-industry. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 The global market for neurostimulation devices is expected to reach USD 8,791.8 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The presence of high unmet medical...

3D Model Of The World's Most Famous Amnesiac's Brain
2014-01-29 05:33:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The brain of the famous amnesiac Henry Gustav Molaison, who died in 2008, has been painstakingly digitized in 3D, and is now available to explore online right down to the cellular architecture. Molaison is one of the most famous patients in the history of brain research. In 1953, an experimental surgery intended to relieve his severe epilepsy rendered him with the unexpected ability to remember events and facts he knew before the...

2014-01-28 09:18:19

2-step approach allows localization and resection in complex cases, reports Neurosurgery A staged approach to epilepsy surgery—with invasive brain monitoring followed by surgery in a single hospital stay—is a safe and beneficial approach to treatment for complex cases of epilepsy in children, reports the February issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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