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February 25, 2020

Optogenetic Intervention of Seizures Improves Spatial Memory in a Mouse Model of Chronic Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

In this study, researchers showed that optogenetic intervention may be able to both shorten seizure duration and improve cognitive outcomes of spatial memory.

February 25, 2020

New Therapy Stops Seizures in Mouse Model of Rare Childhood Epilepsy

SCN8A encephalopathy could be improved with a treatment already approved for other uses.

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February 25, 2020

Study of Women with Epilepsy Taking Antiseizure Medication

Use of periconceptional folate in pregnant women with epilepsy taking ASMs is associated with better cognitive development.

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February 25, 2020

Educational Project Dedicated to School Staff Management of Epilepsy Increases Staff Knowledge of Epilepsy, Management of Seizures and Willingness to Administer Rescue Medications

This project resulted in an increase in knowledge of epilepsy, a better knowledge on management of acute seizures in the school settings, a reduction in anxiety, and an increase in willingness to administer rescue medications.

February 21, 2020

International League Against Epilepsy: Reducing the Epilepsy Treatment Gap in Pakistan

After five years of sustained efforts, a population-based study found that in urban areas of Pakistan, the treatment gap had dropped from 72.5% to 25%.

February 20, 2020

Examining the Economic Impact and Implications of Epilepsy

The article concludes that significant unmet needs remain for patients with epilepsy, particularly those with uncontrolled epilepsy.

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February 19, 2020

CURE Discovery: Two Major SUDEP Risk Factors Identified in Nationwide Swedish Study

This study sheds light on how significantly SUDEP risk increases when an individual has generalized tonic-clonic seizures and live alone.

February 19, 2020

Progressive Cardiorespiratory Dysfunction in Kv1.1 Knockout Mice May Provide Temporal Biomarkers of Pending Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP): The Contribution of Orexin

Blocking of orexin receptors attenuates some of these endpoints and increases longevity, supporting the notion that windows of opportunity for intervention exist in this preclinical SUDEP model.

February 14, 2020

AI Algorithm Analyzes Epilepsy Symptoms

Researchers from the Epilepsy Centre at Kuopio University Hospital, University of Eastern Finland and Neuro Event Labs created an algorithm with deep convolutional neural networks to offer fast, reliable and automatic assessment of the severity of myoclonic jerks.

February 13, 2020

Epilepsy Treatment Side Effect: New Insights About the Brain

Though Genette Hofmann is still using her brain, last month she donated a bit of it — to science.

February 13, 2020

Preliminary Data: Developing Seizures After Stroke May Increase Risk of Death or Disability

Seizures may be linked to a higher risk of death or disability in adults who have had a severe ischemic stroke, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2020.

February 13, 2020

Hippocampal Microstructural Architecture and Surgical Outcome: Hippocampal Diffusivity Could Predict Seizure Relapse

The contralateral hippocampal internal microstructure may have be implicated in post-surgery seizure freedom in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis.

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