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August 20, 2019

Stoke Therapeutics Observational Study of Children and Adolescents Living with Dravet Syndrome

BUTTERFLY is a two-year observational study that is designed to evaluate seizure frequency and non-seizure comorbidities associated with the disease.

August 20, 2019

SMC Finds Method to Eliminate Certain Complications During Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery

Researchers at Samsung Medical Center discovered intraoperative motor-evoked potential monitoring can eliminate the risk of postoperative motor deficits during temporal lobe epilepsy surgery.

August 20, 2019

Announcing the 2019 UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Winners and the Addition of 6 New Scholarships

UCB has announced that 38 recipients were awarded the 2019 UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship.

August 20, 2019

Epilepsy Research Findings: August 2019

A collection of intriguing new research, including advancing our understanding of SUDEP, how cilantro may help prevent seizures, and new genetic variations associated with epilepsy.

August 19, 2019

FDA-Approved Donepezil Protects Against Seizures in a Mouse Model of Dravet Syndrome

In the present study, the team evaluated the therapeutic potential of donepezil, a reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor approved by the FDA, in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome (Scn1a +/-).

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August 19, 2019

Study Recommends Physicians and Healthcare Providers Better Educate Patients about Epilepsy and Cannabis

In order to avoid prejudices and potentially harmful self-medication, physicians and healthcare providers are called to become familiar with the substance and to inform patients adequately.

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August 15, 2019

Irish Researchers Integrate Epilepsy Genomics into Electronic Health Records

The improved access to genomic data will allow clinical teams to understand the causes of a patient’s epilepsy and develop personalized care.

August 14, 2019

Study Highlights the Need for Development of Personalized Self-Management Skills for People with Epilepsy from Underserved Populations

This study identifies the unique epilepsy self-management needs of people with epilepsy from underserved populations.

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August 12, 2019

Reducing Risks for Pregnant Women with Epilepsy: A Qualitative Study Exploring Experiences of Using a Toolkit at the Prenatal Booking Appointment

This small study demonstrated the 'toolkits' potential as a method of increasing knowledge about epilepsy and risk management.

August 9, 2019

Focal Epilepsy Associated With Acceleration in Progressive Cortical Thinning

Focal epilepsy may accelerate widespread progressive cortical thinning to a greater degree than that observed in normal aging.

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August 9, 2019

Seizures Associated With Cardiac Disease: What Role Does Genetics Play?

Mutations of a gene implicated in long QT syndrome in humans may trigger seizures because of their direct effects on certain classes of neurons in the brain.

August 8, 2019

Therapy That Targets Underlying Cause of Dravet Syndrome Gets Orphan Drug Status

The FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation to STK-001 (Stoke Therapeutics) for the treatment of Dravet syndrome.

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