In an epileptic brain, the neurons fire wildly.
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.
Can a ketogenic diet really help you lose weight? Here's what the research says.
Medical cannabis in the UK? Don’t hold your breath.
Society persists in criminalising the use of cannabis but it is morally indefensible.
Small vials of CBD, an ingredient in a drug just approved by the FDA to treat two types of epilepsy..
A drug made from a molecule produced from cannabis gained approval from the FDA on June 25. But the molecule, CBD, is decidedly different from some other ingredients in cannabis: It doesn't result in a high.
As medicines, not all cannabis products are created equal.
Medical cannabis challenges scientific norms and the usual regulation of medicines.
Governments in Africa have done little to institute policies that improve awareness and protect people who have epilepsy.
Could it be that a baby has all the brain cells she ever will?
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Neuroscience labs around the world may need to reevaluate some of their assumptions about whether what works in animals will really produce meaningful treatments for people.
A pair of identical twins. The one on the right has OCD, while the one on the left does not.
Brain Imaging Research Division, Wayne State University School of Medicine
It can be very hard for people to accept that they – or their family member – are not to blame for their mental illness. Seeing the evidence in a scan can make a difference.
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain characterised by recurrent seizures.
Epilepsy affects around 70 million people globally, 80% live in developing countries. A shortage of specialists, equipment and drugs complicates effective treatment and management.
Out-of-body experiences are also more common among those with autism.
Brain chemicals could explain some of these experiences, but so could bullying and social isolation.
Simpler animal models can give researchers a much clearer picture of human diseases.
MRI of grey matter with intracranial electrodes resting on the medial frontal cortex.
Our brains may be slower at making decisions than computers, but there is a massive evolutionary benefit to this tardiness.
A variety of medical marijuana strains are seen at a dispensary in Denver in 2011.
With restrictions to cannabis loosening at the state level, research is badly needed to get the facts in order.
Food-borne diseases will continue to thrive unless Africa's meat inspection programmes are upgraded.
The next generation of neuroprosthetics could communicate directly with the brain to tackle diseases such as epilepsy and blindness.
A computer model of the brain that can help us find out how the real thing works.
The brain is the most complex organ and system know to humans. It helps to create a computer model of one to find out how things work, and why things go wrong.
Neuropathic pain often doesn’t respond to common painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol.
Lyrica, the brand name for a medicine called pregabalin, is an anti-epileptic drug most commonly used to treat chronic nerve pain - a type of pain caused by abnormality in, or damage to, the nerves.
Severe seizures in young children can be terrifying, but they can be managed.
Dravet syndrome, first identified by French psychiatrist and epileptologist Charlotte Dravet over 30 years ago, is severe pediatric epilepsy.