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Latest Temporal lobe epilepsy Stories

2011-12-01 15:00:00

Internationally renowned Tenor Plácido Domingo Invites a Group of Adults with Epilepsy to a Special Backstage Treat and Makes a Surprise Gift to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 A group of young adults with epilepsy were invited by the L.A. Opera Company to see Roméo et Juliette, an opera by Charles Gounod, on Sunday, November 20, 2011. The opera outing was organized and escorted by staff and volunteers of the Epilepsy...

2011-11-08 15:09:47

Brain stimulation, already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, has now been shown to offer significant relief to patients with intractable seizures for whom drugs and other treatments have not worked. This is the major finding of a first-of-its-kind study of responsive electric brain stimulation in adults with "medically refractory," or hard to treat, epilepsy. The NeuroPace Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS)...

2011-09-02 11:51:56

To most people, the term epilepsy conjures up images of generalized convulsive seizures with salivation and loss of consciousness for several minutes.  However, cats are known to show strange types of seizures in which consciousness is usually impaired although not all of the body is affected.  New research by Akos Pakozdy and colleagues at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna shows that cats that suffer in this way have changes in the hippocampus, the part of the brain...

2011-08-18 08:43:00

New Therapy Grants Program Supports Innovative Approach to Treat Epilepsy Next Grant Award Application Cycle is Now Open to Support New Epilepsy Therapeutics and Medical Devices WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP) and the Epilepsy Foundation (EF) announced today a New Therapy Grant to potentially help those with treatment resistant epilepsy. This grant was awarded to Alexander Rotenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology,...

2011-08-01 16:26:30

News Summary Using state-of-the-art, 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, University of Minnesota Medical School researchers may have uncovered a better approach to diagnosing and treating epilepsy. Quotes "There is huge potential here to improve patient care through improved approaches to magnetic resonance imaging," said Dr. Thomas Henry. University of Minnesota Physician neurologist. "When you see how much clearer these 7 Tesla images are, compared with standard MRI, it's...

2011-04-13 15:31:53

Individuals with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, often develop epilepsy, but so far the underlying causes are unknown. Researchers have now discovered a potential mechanism that may contribute to the link between epilepsy and fragile X syndrome. The protein that is missing in fragile X syndrome, FMRP, controls the production of a protein that regulates electrical signals in brain cells, scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have...

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2011-01-25 08:30:00

Famous composer Frederic Chopin, who experienced regular hallucinations during his lifetime, most likely experienced those visions because he suffered from a form of epilepsy, a pair of Spanish researchers claim in a new study. In their investigation, Manuel Vazquez Caruncho and Francisco Branas Fernandez of the Xeral-Calde Hospital Complex in Lugo studied Chopin's letters, as well as descriptions of what he experienced written by those closest to him, including his partner, George Sand, and...

2010-08-23 07:45:00

New Therapy Grants Program Announces Call for New Therapeutic and Medical Device Grant Applications for Upcoming Fall Awards MIDDLEBURG, Va., ,Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP) and the Epilepsy Foundation (EF) today announced the latest grant recipients of its New Therapy Grants Program, a unique joint venture of the non-profit epilepsy organizations, to advance promising epilepsy research in clinical development. The grant awards, totaling...

2010-05-18 14:19:52

By the age of 5, Rachel, who lives on a farm near a small town in Iowa, had been struggling with seizures brought on by intractable epilepsy for nearly three years. During these episodes, her body would jerk and shake and then go limp. Her lips would turn blue, her breathing would become shallow and her eyes would move rapidly back and forth. Afterward, she couldn't walk, was temporarily disoriented and confused, and suffered short-term memory loss. As Rachel's seizures became worse and she...

2010-04-26 10:18:00

--Modified Cells Disrupt Signal Control, May Permit Seizures-- PHILADELPHIA AND BOSTON, April 26, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neuroscience researchers have zeroed in on a novel mechanism that helps control the firing of electrical signals among neurons. By isolating the molecular and electrical events that occur when this control is disrupted, the new research sheds light on epileptic seizures and potentially on other prominent diseases involving poorly regulated brain activity. "By better...