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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

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

Nerve Cells Can Work in Different Ways with Same Result, Says MU Researcher

Discovery may inform treatment of epilepsy and other diseases July 01, 2013 - by Timothy Wall, MU News Bureau COLUMBIA, Mo. – Epilepsy, irregular heartbeats and other conditions caused by malfunctions in the body’s nerve cells, also known as neurons, can be difficult to treat. The problem is that one medicine may help some patients but not

Stem cell research provides hope for epilepsy cure

Digital Journal, by Kent Mao Researchers from UC San Francisco have discovered a way to reverse severe forms of epilepsy in mice with stem cells, providing a new sense of hope for patients who suffer from the seizure-inducing disorder. Published earlier this month in Nature Neuroscience, the UCSF study demonstrated that transplantation of medial ganglionic