The hepaCAM protein plays a critical role in the communication and coordination of astrocytes as they build synapses. The findings shed new light on potential biological mechanisms behind ASD and epilepsy.
Alterations in the local network of specific brain regions can predict the progression of epilepsy, and determine whether surgery is a viable option for the patient.
Both sleep and seizures reduce heart rate, a new study into mortality and epilepsy reveal. Seizures also disrupt the natural regulation of sleep-related changes. This can sometimes prove deadly and increase the risk of sudden death in epilepsy patients.
Researchers have discovered a potential new way to reduce levels of hydrogen sulfide in rats' brains. Decreasing H2S levels decreases the damage the toxic gas can cause, and ultimately may pave the way for the development of new treatments for dementia and epilepsy.
miRNA29 is a key cellular switch in controlling late-stage brain development. Deleting miRNA29 in mice resulted in problems associated with a range of neurodevelopmental problems, including autism and epilepsy.
A new, large-scale neuroimaging study found potentially life-threatening conditions in 1 out of 500 seemingly healthy children, and minor yet clinically significant brain abnormalities in 1 out of 25 children.
A new mathematical algorithm examines data from EEG and brain implants to learn each epilepsy patient's unique brain pattern signatures. The system can predict the onset of a seizure within an hour, allowing the patient to take necessary interventions.
Study identifies a pathway involving astrocytes that help explain why some with multiple sclerosis experience seizures.
Listening to Mozart can reduce the frequency of seizures in those with epilepsy. Exposure to the music of Mozart daily not only significantly reduces seizure frequency, but it also reduces abnormal brain activity associated with epilepsy.