The dSlo2 channel appears to play a role in suppressing hyperactivity in the brain that causes epileptic seizures.
A common underlying defect in the formation of neural circuitry may contribute to the development of both autism and epilepsy, researchers report.
A new method that merged artificial intelligence with electrical brain stimulation improved brain functions related to self-control and mental flexibility.
Reducing tau can prevent abnormal brain activity associated with Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and epilepsy.
When dysfunctional, somatostatin interneurons drive brain activity and provoke seizures.
Scientists have identified three acidic cannabinoids in cannabis that reduces seizure activity in mouse models of Dravet syndrome.
Levetiracetam, an inexpensive drug commonly used in the treatment of epilepsy, improved memory, learning, and cognition for Alzheimer’s patients who experience epilepsy activity in their brains.
Adults who experienced traumatic events, including abuse and household dysfunction, as children had an increased risk of developing neurological conditions later in life. Additionally, researchers found a significant link between childhood trauma and d…
Novel AI technology allows researchers to understand which brain regions directly interact with each other, which helps guide the placement of electrodes for DBS to treat neurological diseases.
Researchers report self-perception does not diminish nor does an individual’s personality change as a result of closed-loop brain stimulation brain implants for the treatment of epilepsy.
Researchers have identified a circuit within the brain that may be responsible for respiratory dysfunction and sudden death associated with Dravet syndrome.
The release of 2-AG, a natural endocannabinoid that is suggested to be the brain’s equivalent to THC, dampens down seizure activity but increases post-seizure oxygen deprivation in the brain.
Researchers believe they have found a cause of memory loss in epilepsy patients by recording single neurons in the brain.
A new system translates EEG data into a 3D movie which shows activity in all recorded regions of the brain. The heat map shows where seizures start and spread throughout the patient’s brain, in addition to evaluating the speed of activity during a seiz…
The hepaCAM protein plays a critical role in the communication and coordination of astrocytes as they build synapses. The findings shed new light on potential biological mechanisms behind ASD and epilepsy.
Alterations in the local network of specific brain regions can predict the progression of epilepsy, and determine whether surgery is a viable option for the patient.
Both sleep and seizures reduce heart rate, a new study into mortality and epilepsy reveal. Seizures also disrupt the natural regulation of sleep-related changes. This can sometimes prove deadly and increase the risk of sudden death in epilepsy patients.
Researchers have discovered a potential new way to reduce levels of hydrogen sulfide in rats’ brains. Decreasing H2S levels decreases the damage the toxic gas can cause, and ultimately may pave the way for the development of new treatments for dementia…
miRNA29 is a key cellular switch in controlling late-stage brain development. Deleting miRNA29 in mice resulted in problems associated with a range of neurodevelopmental problems, including autism and epilepsy.
A new, large-scale neuroimaging study found potentially life-threatening conditions in 1 out of 500 seemingly healthy children, and minor yet clinically significant brain abnormalities in 1 out of 25 children.