Epilepsy affects around 70 million people globally, 80% live in developing countries. A shortage of specialists, equipment and drugs complicates effective treatment and management.
The blood-brain barrier helps protect the brain, but it also creates difficulties in treating brain disorders. Ultrasound may offer a safe way to more effectively deliver therapies.
Dravet syndrome, first identified by French psychiatrist and epileptologist Charlotte Dravet over 30 years ago, is severe pediatric epilepsy.
Gene mutation associated with schizophrenia could have implications for other developmental disorders.
The link between concussion and irreversible brain injury is particularly troubling, especially given the dominance of Australia’s contact sporting culture.
Much research has been focused on finding a non-invasive way to measure pressure in the brain, which is an important part of accurately diagnosing neurosurgical conditions.
Saying someone has epilepsy is a little like saying they're ill. Its cause can vary from a brain tumour to an inherited genetic condition, the consequence of injury or a disorder affecting the brain.