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antisense oligonucleotide therapy

New treatment discovered for rare childhood epilepsy

Researchers used a promising new therapy called antisense oligonucleotide therapy to control the expression of a mutant SCN8A gene, resulting in...
epilepsy risk score

Can a new personalized risk score method provide rapid diagnosis of epilepsy?

Researchers developed a new genetic-based method for rapid diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in patients.   Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by seizures and abnormal...
epilepsy surgery

How can a new diagnosis method help patients in need of epilepsy surgery?

A study from the USA compared using different types of electrodes in the brain for the selection of patients undergoing epilepsy surgery. Medications do not...
epilepsy warning

New epilepsy warning device detects more seizures than current methods

A recent study developed and evaluated the effectiveness of a new device to detect epileptic seizures and act as an epilepsy warning. Despite receiving medication,...
late onset epilepsy

Are you at risk for late-onset epilepsy?

In a recent study published in JAMA Neurology, researchers identify midlife risk factors and their relationship to developing epilepsy later in life. Epilepsy, a neurological...
epilepsy in children

Why are parents using cannabis extracts to treat epilepsy in children? 

A pioneering study by the University of Sydney provides insights into why Australian parents use illicit cannabis extracts to treat epilepsy in children.   Epilepsy is...
ketogenic diet

Ketogenic diet may help treat epilepsy by altering the gut microbiota

The ketogenic diet is known to successfully treat epilepsy for many people. In a recent study, researchers determine how the ketogenic diet alters the...
epilepsy surgery

Can epilepsy surgery offer more than a short-term solution?

Little has been known about the long-term success of epilepsy surgery, even though surgeons have performed the surgery for decades. In a recent study,...

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