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2012-01-25 12:27:00

Directs Research for Study of Rare Childhood Disease DARIEN, Conn., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The RE Children's Project, a non-profit dedicated to supporting scientific research directed towards the treatment and cure of the rare childhood disease Rasmussen Encephalitis, is pleased to announce the formation of a Scientific Advisory Board to oversee research initiatives funded by the non-profit. Appointed to the RE Children's Project Scientific Advisory Board...

2012-01-24 11:28:00

BRUNSWICK, Ga., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Epilepsy Awareness Month, Team Epilepsy, the largest epilepsy community on Facebook, hosted a national contest encouraging their fans to "Get Purple, Get Proud and Get Posted." Dubbed the "Purple Pride Contest," the Team Epilepsy community submitted creative expressions showing their connection to epilepsy and support for epilepsy awareness. On January 28th, Team Epilepsy and the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia will travel to...

2012-01-20 07:45:00

General Epilepsy Community Invited to Learn About Emerging Research on Saturday, February 4 in San Francisco USA Olympic Athlete and Celebrity DJ to Discuss Their Epilepsy Stories and Lend Support WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP), a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate new therapies for people living with epilepsy and seizures and the parent organization of epilepsy.com, announced today that the Epilepsy...

2012-01-17 16:48:58

A team of Australian researchers has come a step closer to unlocking a mystery that causes epileptic seizures in babies. Benign familial infantile epilepsy (BFIE) has been recognized for some time as infantile seizures, without fever, that run in families but the cause has so far eluded researchers. However clinical researchers at the University of Melbourne and Florey Neurosciences Institute and molecular geneticists at the University of South Australia have discovered a gene. BFIE is...

2012-01-16 04:20:01

Tokyo, Jan 16, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Nobelpharma Co. Ltd and Eisai Co. Ltd announced today that they will launch the anticonvulsant agent Fostoin 750 mg for Injection (fosphenytoin sodium hydrate, "fostoin") on January 17. Developed in Japan by Nobelpharma, Fostoin will be marketed by Eisai and co-promoted by both companies under a previously concluded marketing agreement.Fostoin is a water-soluble prodrug of phenytoin injection, a drug that has long been used both in Japan and overseas as...

2012-01-11 22:00:00

The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com, is a for-profit corporation staffed by a team of professional consumer advocates whose mission is to provide information for consumers concerning the potential dangers of certain prescription medications by way of free online educational resources. The CJF hereby alerts the public of the results of a survey concerning women who used hormonal birth control methods in conjunction with...

2012-01-11 07:45:00

Kupferberg to be Honored at Third Biennial Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference 2012 in San Francisco February 2-4 WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP), a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate new therapies for people living with epilepsy and seizures and the parent organization of epilepsy.com, today announced that Harvey Kupferberg, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the ETP Lifetime Accelerator Award in recognition...

2012-01-05 11:41:26

Drug interactions weaken HIV drugs, could mutate virus New guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology will help physicians better choose seizure drugs for people on HIV/AIDS medication, avoiding deadly drug interactions and preventing critical anti-HIV drugs from becoming less effective, possibly leading to a more virulent strain of the disease. Michigan State University's Gretchen Birbeck — who spends several months each year in the sub-Sahara African nation of Zambia...

2012-01-05 11:37:32

A new guideline issued by the American Academy of Neurology recommends doctors use caution when choosing seizure drugs for people with HIV/AIDS to avoid potential drug interactions. The guideline, which was co-developed with the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), is published in the January 4, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology and in Epilepsia, the journal of the ILAE. Seizures and seizure disorders are common in...

2011-12-30 15:30:00

Special holiday events, hosted with the support of Lundbeck and several local stores and eateries, help combat the isolation often associated with epilepsy. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles ends the year with holiday parties to bring together families of children with epilepsy, adults with epilepsy, and their family members and friends. These two special events help combat the isolation that is often associated with epilepsy by...