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December 10, 2019

Teens with Epilepsy More Likely to Discuss Suicide Online

Teens with epilepsy were more than twice as likely as adults to talk about suicide on the internet, an analysis of 222,000 online posts showed.

December 9, 2019

Patient Diaries Reveal Propensity for Epileptic Seizures

In a preliminary study, their Epilepsy Seizure Assessment Tool (EpiSAT) proved equally able or better than 24 specialized epilepsy clinicians at using patients’ histories to identify periods of heightened propensity for seizures.

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December 9, 2019

Does a Breached Blood-Brain Barrier Cause Seizures in Alzheimer’s Disease?

Age-related cracks in the blood-brain barrier allow an influx of serum protein albumin into the brain, where they activate TGF Beta receptors, overexcite neuronal networks, and impair cognition.

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December 9, 2019

Seizure Warning For Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Disney has issued warnings for?Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker for those who have photosensitive epilepsy.

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December 6, 2019

CURE Update: December 2019

Infantile Spasms Awareness Week, CURE Scholarships, Shop to Fund Research, and What's New on Seizing Life

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December 5, 2019

Angelman Advocate Launches ‘Combined Brain’ Rare Disease Consortium

The Tennessee scientist and mother of five has formed COMBINEDBrain — an acronym for “Consortium for Outcome Measures and Biomarkers for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.”

December 5, 2019

Re-Annotation of 191 Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathy-Associated Genes Unmasks De Novo Variants in SCN1A

These findings suggest the potential gains of thorough gene annotation in improving diagnostic yields for genetic disorders.

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December 3, 2019

Study Finds Older People with Epilepsy Have Less Clinically Significant Depression and Better Quality of Life Than Younger People with Epilepsy

There are limited data on psychological outcomes in older people with epilepsy (PWE).

December 2, 2019

Study Finds Presence of Wires, Bulky Size and Need for Support Important Factors in Wearing Multimodal Sensor Devices Intended to Detect Epileptic Seizures

This study assessed the first-hand experiences of people with epilepsy using wearable devices continuously over a period of time, with the aim of understanding how acceptable and easy they were to use, and whether it is reasonable to expect that people will use them.

December 2, 2019

Three Anti-Seizure Drugs Equally Effective for Severe Form of Epilepsy

New findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveal that the three drugs, levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, and valproate, are equally safe and effective in treating patients with refractory status epilepticus.

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November 26, 2019

CURE Discovery: Novel Strategies to Understand SUDEP Risk and Ways to Prevent It

By studying breathing and heart abnormalities in a mouse model of SUDEP, the researchers are trying to understand if there are specific patterns which can be detected early and used as a marker to predict risk of SUDEP.

November 26, 2019

FDA Approves New Treatment for Adults with Partial-Onset Seizures

The FDA approved 11/21/2019 XCOPRI (cenobamate tablets) to treat partial-onset seizures in adults.

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