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Latest Temporal lobe epilepsy Stories

2010-04-25 15:12:18

Modified cells disrupt signal control, may permit seizures 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 understanding the detailed events that occur in epilepsy, we are...

2010-03-18 11:23:20

A recent study organized by Stanford University researchers found patients with refractory partial and secondarily generalized seizures had a reduction in seizures after deep brain stimulation. This multi-center clinical trial determined that the benefits of stimulation of the anterior nuclei of thalamus for epilepsy (SANTE) persisted and by 2 years there was a 56% reduction in seizure frequency. Full findings of this study are available early online in Epilepsia, a journal published by...

2010-02-01 09:42:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Alan Jacobs, one of a small number of clinical experts in Neuroendocrinology (and unique in combining this field with Behavioral Neurology into clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology), today announced the launch of his new blog on the web at: http://blog.alanjacobsmd.com Dr. Jacobs, who has offices in Manhattan and Mount Kisco, NY, has been providing comprehensive clinical care locally, nationally and internationally to women and men with neuroendocrine and...

2009-11-09 15:50:59

The long-held theory that our brains use different mechanisms for forming long-term and short-term memories has been challenged by new research from UCL, published today in PNAS. Neuroscientists formed this theory based on observation of patients with amnesia, a condition that severely disrupts the ability to form long-lasting memories. Typically, amnesia is caused by injury to the hippocampi, a pair of brain structures located in the depth of the temporal lobes. Despite the condition...

2009-08-23 13:05:15

Study identifies pathway that helps control brain synapses A form of partial epilepsy associated with auditory and other sensory hallucinations has been linked to the disruption of brain development during early childhood, according to a study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Described in today's Advance On-line issue of Nature Medicine, these new findings provide the first genetic link between childhood brain development and a seizure disorder that lasts...

2009-08-14 07:41:22

Children who have normal IQs before they experience a first seizure may develop problems with language, memory, learning and other cognitive skills, according to a new study. "Our study highlights the importance of testing children with epilepsy for possible cognitive problems soon after they are diagnosed with epilepsy in order to avoid these issues affecting them later in life, especially if they have additional risk factors," study author Philip Fastenau, PhD, Professor of Neurology...

2009-08-13 09:45:28

Children who have normal IQs before they experience a first seizure may also have problems with language, memory, learning and other cognitive skills, according to a study published in the August 12, 2009, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology."Our study highlights the importance of testing children with epilepsy for possible cognitive problems soon after they are diagnosed with epilepsy in order to avoid these issues affecting...

2009-06-23 08:00:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Biovista Inc. today announced that BVA-601, its small-molecule drug targeting epilepsy, has shown positive results in the Kainic acid murine model of temporal lobe epilepsy. BVA-601, an existing drug that Biovista repositioned in epilepsy, exhibits both anti-epileptic and neuroprotective activity. In this pre-clinical trial, BVA-601 induced a statistically significant decrease of epileptic activity in mice pre-treated with Kainic acid....

2009-06-02 11:45:00

Screening drugs that work against defects in the tiny pores or channels that allow calcium to flow in and out cells is already easier because of a specially bred mouse that has the "pure" form of absence seizures (brief lapses in consciousness) usually seen in children, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.Extra gene copy"This shows that an extra copy of a gene in a mouse can cause a pure form of absence...

2009-05-26 11:09:00

- New antiepileptic drug with novel mechanism of action helps address critical unmet medical need for many people living with uncontrolled epilepsy - Vimpat(R) offers hope to people with epilepsy who still have uncontrolled partial onset seizures with current treatment ATLANTA, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- press release, regulated information - UCB today announced that Vimpat(R) (lacosamide) C-V, a new antiepileptic drug (AED) is available in the U.S. as an add-on therapy for the treatment of...