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Cleveland Clinic-led Research Team Develops New Genetic-based Epilepsy Risk Scores

Cleveland Clinic

An international team of researchers led by Cleveland Clinic has developed new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores which may lay the foundation for a more personalized method of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment.

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11-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719948

Epilepsy: Function of 'brake cells' disrupted

University of Bonn

In some forms of epilepsy, the function of certain "brake cells" in the brain is presumed to be disrupted.

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1-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Predicting Epileptic Seizures Might Be More Difficult Than Previously Thought
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    24-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

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Predicting Epileptic Seizures Might Be More Difficult Than Previously Thought

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

By studying the brain dynamics of 28 subjects with epilepsy, scientists demonstrated there is no evidence for a previously suspected warning sign for seizures known as “critical slowing down,” which refers to characteristic changes in the behavior of a complex system that approaches a theoretical tipping point; when this point is exceeded, there can be impactful and devastating changes. The researchers discuss their work in this week’s Chaos.

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23-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Epilepsy and caregiver stress: How one family counters stress by giving back

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Epilepsy and caregiver stress: How one family counters stress by giving back

International League Against Epilepsy

Epilepsy affects entire families, with impacts on caregivers' physical health, emotional functioning, social relationships, employment and finances. Caregivers and siblings are at risk for post-traumatic stress. Here's how one family works to channel their stress and frustration into helping others.

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20-Sep-2019 9:50 AM EDT
Newswise: Epilepsy and the family: Caregiver stress and sibling experiences

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Epilepsy and the family: Caregiver stress and sibling experiences

International League Against Epilepsy

Epilepsy affects entire families. Research shows that uncontrolled seizures can lead to the development of PTSD in caregivers and siblings. Family members also may struggle with anxiety and depression, as well as guilt and fear.

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27-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 718058

The other side of seizure freedom: "I kind of wish my epilepsy was back"

International League Against Epilepsy

It might seem that there’s no downside to successful epilepsy surgery. Who wouldn’t want to be free of seizures that limit their life? But there are challenges to seizure freedom after years of living with epilepsy. The “burden of normality” can disrupt a person’s life and their relationships.

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27-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Firework Memories

Weizmann Institute of Science

Prof. Rafael Malach’s lab has revealed a neuronal mechanism central to free recall. Working with people hospitalized with epilepsy who had implanted electrodes, the team recorded, for the first time, “hippocampal ripples” – synchronized bursts of activity that Prof. Malach calls “a nerve-cell fireworks display.”

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16-Aug-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717406

Nerve Stimulation + Repetitive Sounds Help Improve Hearing

American Physiological Society (APS)

Combining seizure-preventing electrical stimulation with repetitive musical tones improves processing of sounds in the brain, according to new research. The discovery may provide relief for chronic ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and aid communication skills in people with autism. The first-of-its-kind study, published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology (JNP), was chosen as an APSselect article for August.

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14-Aug-2019 7:00 AM EDT

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