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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...

2011-12-15 11:29:55

A lamotrigine/valproate treatment regimen significantly reduced seizure frequency A combination of two common drugs, lamotrigine and valproate, is more effective in treating difficult-to control epilepsy than other anti-epileptic regimens, according to a University of Washington report to be published online this week in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. More than 3 million Americans have epilepsy, and about one million of these have a difficult-to-treat form....

2011-12-14 10:18:39

An inhibitory drug reverses seizure damage to neurologic pathways in rats About half of newborns who have seizures go on to have long-term intellectual and memory deficits and cognitive disorders such as autism, but why this occurs has been unknown. In the December 14 Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston detail how early-life seizures disrupt normal brain development, and show in a rat model that it might be possible to reverse this pathology by giving certain...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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