Epilepsy News

New Drug to Quiet Brain, Relieving Epilepsy and Tinnitus

June 24, 2015


New Drug to Quiet Brain, Relieve Epilepsy and Tinnitus

Overly excited nerve cells cause problems like epilepsy and tinnitus. A new drug that selectively affects potassium channels promises relief with fewer side effects. A new drug may treat epilepsy and prevent tinnitus by selectively affecting potassium channels in the brain, UConn neurophysiologist Anastasios Tzingounis and colleagues report in the 10 June Journal of Neuroscience. […]

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Silk Implants May Help Stop the Progression of Epilepsy

July 26, 2013


Silk Implants Help Stop Spread of Epilepsy

A new study reveals that silk implants, which are placed in the brain and designed to release adenosine, may help stop the progression of epilepsy. Silk has walked straight off the runway and into the lab. According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, silk implants placed in the brain of […]

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Researchers Control Seizures in Epileptic Mice Using Brain Cells

May 6, 2013

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Brain Cells Cure Epilepsy in Mice

In a newly published study, researchers detail how they controlled seizures in epileptic mice with the one-time transplantation of medial ganglionic eminence (MGE) cells. Epilepsy that does not respond to drugs can be halted in adult mice by transplanting a specific type of cell into the brain, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered, raising hope […]

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Researchers Identify BAD as Key Seizure-Suppressing Protein

May 24, 2012


protein that plays a key role in suppressing epileptic seizures

New research from the Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute examines why a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates can reduce epileptic seizures. In mice, researchers used modified BAD protein to reduce glucose metabolism and increase ketone body metabolism in the brain, decreasing seizures and making BAD a promising target for […]

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