Latest Temporal lobe epilepsy Stories
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.
Scientists from the University of California - San Francisco have effectively cured epilepsy in mice by transplanting brain cells into the rodents’ hippocampus – research that they hope could one day be applied to help treat severe forms of the condition in humans.
The seizures that affect people with temporal-lobe epilepsy usually start in a region of the brain called the hippocampus.
Seizures during childhood fever are usually benign, but when prolonged, they can foreshadow an increased risk of epilepsy later in life.
Scientists have discovered the first direct evidence that a biological mechanism long suspected in epilepsy is capable of triggering the brain seizures – opening the door for studies to seek improved treatments or even preventative therapies.
New research shows that human herpesviruses (HHV)-6B and HHV-7, commonly know as roseola virus), account for one third of febrile status epilepticus (FSE) cases.
New research confirms that childhood onset temporal lobe epilepsy has a significant impact on brain aging.
While the thought of any type of surgery can be disconcerting, the thought of brain surgery can be downright frightening.
Due to overwhelming clinical results, neurologists should advocate for early surgical evaluation of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), according to physicians and co-authors Roger J. Lewis, M.D., Ph.D., an emergency medicine physician and expert in clinical trial design at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California, and Donald L. Schomer, M.D., a neurologist at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center...
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