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June 22, 2021

The Use of Computational Models in the Management and Prognosis of Refractory Epilepsy: A Critical Evaluation

Advances in computational models may in the future significantly increase the application and efficacy of surgery for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy by optimizing the site and amount of cortex to resect.

June 22, 2021

Spike and Wave Discharges and Fast Ripples During Post-Traumatic Epileptogenesis

Occurrence of superimposed fast ripples after TBI, but not an increase in the rate of spike and wave discharges, could be a noninvasive electroencephalographic biomarker of post-traumatic epileptogenesis.

June 21, 2021

Anxiety of Families After First Unprovoked or First Febrile Seizure: A Prospective, Randomized Pilot Study

A timely and structured follow-up in a first seizure clinic offers effective and sustained reduction of anxiety-levels after first unprovoked seizure in children.

June 21, 2021

The ‘Mozart Effect’ Shown to Reduce Epileptic Brain Activity, New Research Reveals

Experts believe the study's findings could pave the way for individualized music therapies to be developed to prevent and control epileptic seizures in the future and have called for more research into the effects of music on the brain.

June 18, 2021

Impaired Social Attention Detected Through Eye Movements in Children With Early-Onset Epilepsy

Children with early-onset epilepsy exhibit task-specific atypical social attention early in the course of the disease. This may be an early marker of impaired social development, and it suggests abnormal social brain development.

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June 17, 2021

Researcher Update: June 2021

In this month's update, please find information on: Deadline to Submit Letters of Intent for a CURE Epilepsy Catalyst Grant is June 30, 2021 Requests for CURE Epilepsy-Sponsored Research Seminars – Applications Due July 30, 2021 Xlerat-ing IDeAs Conference: Experiences from the Southeast on June 23-24, 2021 Workshop: From Brain to Bedside: Translation of Next-Generation Circuit Therapies on June 29-30, 2021 Deadline to Submit Letters of Intent for a CURE Epilepsy Catalyst Grant is June 30, 2021 The deadline for CURE Epilepsy Catalyst Award grant Letters of Intent is fast approaching. This funding opportunity is available to researchers at non-academic research institutions, including small biotechnology companies, and those at universities who seek to develop new interventions for epilepsy. Applicants with academic appointments must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor. International applicants are invited to apply as well. Grant requests may be made for up to $250,000, paid over 2 years. FUNDING CYCLE: Letter of Intent deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 9 PM ET Full proposal invitations: Friday, August 6, 2021 Full proposal deadline: Friday, September 10, 2021, 9 PM ET Anticipated awardee notification: December 2021-January 2022 Anticipated award start date: March 2022   Requests for CURE Epilepsy-Sponsored Research Seminars – Applications Due July 30, 2021 Bring innovative epilepsy researchers and cutting-edge science to your institution this fall by hosting a CURE Epilepsy Frontiers in Research Seminar! The purpose of these seminars is to expose researchers, clinicians, and students to exciting epilepsy research and provide opportunities for young investigators to interact with leaders in the field. The CURE Epilepsy Frontiers in Research Seminar series is generously supported by the Nussenbaum-Vogelstein Family. Xlerat-ing IDeAs Conference: Experiences from the Southeast on June 23-24, 2021 The XLerat-ing IDeAs Conference: Experiences from the Southeast will provide important insights on applying for small business grants through the NIH, National Science Foundation (NSF), and other governmental agencies. This virtual conference is intended to help inform and inspire those who are interested in or plan to submit for an upcoming small business innovation research/small business technology transfer (SBIR/STTR) solicitation. Workshop: From Brain to Bedside: Translation of Next-Generation Circuit Therapies on June 29-30, 2021 The Translation of Next-Generation Circuit Therapies Workshop will focus on the use of innovative and novel tools, which includes optogenetics, chemogenetics, and gene editing, as well as cutting-edge approaches to neuromodulation. Sessions will discuss existing approaches to circuit manipulation, advances in gene therapy approaches, and how they may inform future CNS circuit therapies. Registration for this virtual workshop is free and now open.

June 17, 2021

Febrile Seizure: What Information Can Caregivers Access Through YouTube?

Both the quality and reliability of YouTube videos on febrile seizures were relatively low. Healthcare professionals should be aware that there is misinformation and low-quality information on social media and warn parents of this issue.

June 17, 2021

The Future is Now: Pediatric Neuropsychological Presurgical Epilepsy Evaluation in the Age of COVID-19

Using virtual assessment models, the team was able to meet the urgent patient care needs and collect useful data while minimizing the risk of virus spread.

June 15, 2021

Epilepsy Surgery in Infants up to 3 Months of Age: Safety, Feasibility, and Outcomes: A Multicenter, Multinational Study

Surgical treatment should not be postponed to treat drug-resistant epilepsy in very young infants based on their age.

June 15, 2021

Microglia Proliferation Plays Distinct Roles in Acquired Epilepsy Depending on Disease Stages

Timely pharmacological interference with microglia proliferation may offer a potential target for improving disease outcomes.

June 14, 2021

Pediatric Epilepsy and Psychoeducational Interventions: A Review of the Literature

After receiving epilepsy-related psychoeducational interventions, primary caregivers of children with epilepsy become more empowered to manage their children's seizures and advocate for their children's psychosocial needs.

June 14, 2021

A Children’s Epilepsy Diagnosis Aid: Development and Early Validation Using a Bayesian Approach

Children's Epilepsy Diagnosis Aid has the potential to improve pediatric epilepsy diagnosis and management and is particularly likely to be useful in the many situations where access to epilepsy specialists is limited.

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