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People who had COVID were 55% more likely to develop epilepsy or seizures over the next six months than people who had influenza – but the overall risk is still small.
This technique could also be applied to other conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease.
People who get COVID continue to face increased risks of developing some neurological and psychiatric conditions, like psychosis and dementia, for up to two years afterwards.
AI algorithm that detects brain abnormalities could help cure epilepsy.
From figuring out where memories are stored to how sensory information translates to behavior, new technologies are helping neuroscientists better understand how the brain works.
Our team studied the activity of neurons in people with epilepsy. Neurons in the brain regions responsible for triggering seizures were much less diverse.
Because some seizures are relatively subtle, they can go unrecognized, leading to a delay in diagnosis.
A study of thousands of students hospitalised with an injury or illness confirms they are likely to fall behind their classmates. But good management and targeted help with learning cut the risk.
Deciphering the biological pathways behind rare genetic diseases often involves assembling a team of specialists to work closely with the family members of those affected.
Many people with epilepsy are unable to remember what happened immediately before they have a seizure. This may be because seizures and memory use the same pathways of the brain.
Genes and environments almost always combine to influence our risk of diseases. Research in twins has helped us understand how.
The molecule C1q has both protective and detrimental effects after traumatic brain injury. Blocking it after injury in mice restored normal brain rhythms during sleep and prevented epileptic spikes.
An extract of a plant’s fruit in Nigeria could protect against seizure and prevent brain degeneration. It could therefore be studied further for the development of a new antiepileptic drug.
The jury’s still out on whether or not CBD relieves stress and anxiety.
About 470,000 children in the US have epilepsy. Promising advances are being made in the field of epilepsy treatment for children.
A study suggests that CBD could help treat people with opioid addiction. But before you go buy a bottle for any use, it’s important to know that it has been FDA-approved to treat only one disease.
New approach to preventing seizures proves effective in mice.
During epileptic seizures, neurons in the brain fire without rhyme or reason. New research identifies a possible way to wrest back control by stopping these signals before they can get started.
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