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Latest Idiopathic generalized epilepsy Stories

2014-06-25 10:19:51

University of California - Irvine Noninvasive diagnostic technique could greatly enhance use of preventive therapies A newly discovered biomarker – visible in brain scans for hours after febrile seizures – predicts which individuals will subsequently develop epilepsy, according to UC Irvine researchers. This diagnostic ability could lead to improved use of preventive therapies for the disorder. A team led by Dr. Tallie Z. Baram found that rats exhibiting this novel signal in...

2012-03-26 09:37:42

A new epilepsy gene for idiopathic epilepsy in Belgian Shepherds has been found in the canine chromosome 37. The research of Professor Hannes Lohi and his group conducted at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Research Center opens new avenues for the understanding of the genetic background of the most common canine epilepsies. The research also has an impact on the understanding of common epilepsies in humans. The research is published in the scientific journal PLoS...

2010-05-19 14:30:15

Slowed development of white-matter volume affecting brain connectivity A newly published study reported that children with new/recent onset epilepsy have significantly slowed expansion of white matter volume compared to healthy children over a two year interval. The reduced white matter volume may affect brain connectivity and influence cognition. Results of this study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are now available online and...

2009-01-29 08:34:39

An international team of researchers, led by investigators at Columbia University Medical Center, has uncovered the first gene linked to the most common type of epilepsy, called Rolandic epilepsy. One out of every five children with epilepsy is diagnosed with this form, which is associated with seizures starting in one part of the brain.Results of the study were published in an advance online issue of the European Journal of Human Genetics on January 28, 2009.The finding is the first step in...

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2009-01-14 10:32:40

Scientists find link between genetic defect on chromosome 15 and epilepsy In a research published in the advanced online publication of the scientific magazine Nature Genetics, researchers have identified a genetic defect for common epilepsies on chromosome 15. A subset of the patients with epilepsy lacked a certain part of this chromosome. Further studies on patients from the USA confirmed this finding. The loss of small chromosomal segments, called microdeletions by geneticists, has...

2006-01-25 15:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young adults with generalized epilepsy of unknown origin have a four-fold excess risk of having type 1 diabetes, according to findings published in the Annals of Neurology. Generalized epilepsies of unknown origin, also referred to as "idiopathic" epilepsies, represent about 30 percent of all patients with epilepsy, report Dr. Dougall McCorry, from the Walton Center for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK, and colleagues. "Both idiopathic generalized...


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