A newly designed compact device for recording brain activity has a customizable configuration and could help people with restricted mobility regain control of their limbs or provide advanced warnings of epileptic seizures.
Optogentic stimulation has the potential to cultivate resilience to epileptic seizures in animal models, researchers report.
Children with autism have abnormally low levels of the CNTNAP2 protein. The protein, which can be detected in cerebrospinal fluid samples, may serve as a new biomarker for autism and could potentially become a target to treat epilepsy that is commonly associated with ASD.
Deficits in the dentate gyrus function that causes memory problems may be associated with epileptic seizures a new study reports. The abnormal activity leads to over-extinction, spurring on seizures.
Scientists have identified three acidic cannabinoids in cannabis that reduces seizure activity in mouse models of Dravet syndrome.
Levetiracetam, an inexpensive drug commonly used in the treatment of epilepsy, improved memory, learning, and cognition for Alzheimer's patients who experience epilepsy activity in their brains.
Adults who experienced traumatic events, including abuse and household dysfunction, as children had an increased risk of developing neurological conditions later in life. Additionally, researchers found a significant link between childhood trauma and depression and anxiety in adulthood.