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2013-05-06 20:32:30

NIH-supported study suggests cell therapy may be a viable approach More than two million people in the United States suffer from epilepsies, a group of neurological disorders caused by abnormal nerve cell firing in the brain which often produce debilitating seizures. Although anti-epileptic drugs and other therapies reduce seizures in about two-thirds of patients, the remaining one-third do not respond to any form of therapy and those who take drugs can experience harmful side effects. NIH...

2013-04-03 23:04:27

Sports Health and Research Program a Partnership with NIH and NFL Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 The FNIH today announced that the Sports and Health Research Program (SHRP) is seeking NIH grant proposals from experts in the field to study the detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related brain injuries. The SHRP -- sponsored by the NFL in collaboration with the NIH and announced last September — is conducting research focused on the long-term health effect of...

Implantable Device Reduces Seizures In Epileptic Patients
2013-02-18 09:50:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A medical device company recently received funding from a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a new two-Phase clinical trial for an internally-implanted electronic device that may help treat epilepsy. NeuroSigma Inc., the company behind the device, is basing the new trial on evidence of another similar device, an electronic patch that has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression by up to 50 percent....

2013-02-06 10:11:07

A training regimen to adjust the body's motor reflexes may help improve mobility for some people with incomplete spinal cord injuries, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. During training, the participants were instructed to suppress a knee jerk-like reflex elicited by a small shock to the leg. Those who were able to calm hyperactive reflexes — a common effect of spinal cord injuries — saw improvements in their walking. The study was led by...


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