Device delivers drugs to brain via remote control​​

Technology demonstrated for the first time in mice July 16, 2015 By Jim Dryden ALEX DAVID JEREZ ROMAN PHOTO Tiny, implantable devices are capable of delivering light or drugs to specific areas of the brain, potentially improving drug delivery to targeted regions of the brain and reducing side effects. Eventually, the devices may be used

JCU Doctors in World-first Epilepsy Treatment

27/04/2015 07:16:00 Dr Jeremy Furyk. (Pic: Ian Hitchcock) James Cook University scientists are leading a drug trial which is attempting to find a better treatment for kids with a life threatening form of epilepsy. JCU’s Dr Jeremy Furyk is coordinating the work, funded by a grant of more than $140,000 from the Queensland Emergency Medicine

Research under way to test marijuana extract for epilepsy

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:05pm Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as some states are allowing use of certain marijuana extracts to treat severe epilepsy, the rigorous research needed to prove if one of these compounds really works is just getting under way. Monday, researchers said new findings from a small safety

Focus on Research: Research gives new hope for restoring cells in damaged brains and spinal cords

An artist's rendition of a human spinal cord. Credit: EMSL CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE Centre Daily Times (CDT), January 17, 2015 — What motivates Penn State scientists and their students to devote countless hours trying to solve tough research mysteries? For Gong Chen, a biology professor at Penn State, the answer is rooted in a desire to

Seizure-Free: MU Health Care Team Restores Hope for Epilepsy Patient

University of Missouri Health System, by Staff ~ November 18, 2014 COLUMBIA, Mo. — Casey Wehmeyer was training to be a gunner’s mate in the United States Navy when he experienced his first seizure. As a 22-year-old, Wehmeyer had been serving for less than six months when he suddenly passed out while walking to his

New Epilepsy Treatment Offers ‘On Demand’ Seizure Suppression

Drug, Discovery & Development, Source: University College London ~ May 29, 2014 A new treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy with the potential to suppress seizures "on demand" with a pill, similar to how you might take painkillers when you feel a headache coming on, has been developed by UCL researchers funded by the Wellcome Trust. The

FDA Approves Implantable Neurostimulator for Epilepsy

Medscape, by Robert Lowes ~ November 14, 2013 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved an implantable neurostimulator to reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with epilepsy whose condition is not successfully managed with medication. The device, called the RNS System (Neuropace, Inc), detects abnormal electrical activity and delivers a remedial dose

Epilepsy And Chronic Pain May Soon Be Treated With Botox Injections

Red Orbit, by April Flowers ~ November 1, 2013 An international team of 22 scientists from 11 institutes, led by Professor Bazbek Davletov, of the University of Sheffield, has created and characterized a new molecule able to alleviate hypersensitivity to inflammatory pain. The study, published in the journal Bioconjugate Chemistry, was conducted by Davletov and

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Epilepsy in a dish: Clues to disease’s origins, possible treatment

ScienceBlog, by Staff ~ July 25, 2013 A new stem cell-based approach to studying epilepsy has yielded a surprising discovery about what causes one form of the disease, and may help in the search for better medicines to treat all kinds of seizure disorders. The findings, reported by a team of scientists from the University