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February 14, 2024

Death Rate Higher than Expected for Patients with Functional, Nonepileptic Seizures

The death rate for patients with functional, nonepileptic seizures is higher than expected, with a rate comparable to epilepsy and severe mental illness, a Michigan Medicine-led study finds.

February 14, 2024

Fintepla Safely Reduces Seizures in Children Younger than 2, Study Finds

Treatment with Fintepla (fenfluramine) appeared to be reasonably safe and lower seizure frequency in five children with Dravet syndrome who started on the therapy before they were two years old.

February 14, 2024

Revolutionary 3D-Printed Brain Tissue Mimics Human Function

"This could be a hugely powerful model to help us understand how brain cells and parts of the brain communicate in humans,” says Su-Chun Zhang, professor of neuroscience and neurology at UW–Madison’s Waisman Center.

February 14, 2024

Infantile Spasms: Speeding Referrals for All Infants

A recent study found that Black children and children with public insurance are less likely to receive a standard treatment course for IS.

January 12, 2024

Seizures Identified as Potential Cause of Sudden Unexplained Deaths in Children

“These findings show that seizures are much more common than patients’ medical histories suggest, and that further research is needed to determine if seizures are frequent occurrences in sleep-related deaths in toddlers, and potentially in infants, older children, and adults,”

January 12, 2024

New Research Could Improve Treatments for Parkinson’s, Epilepsy 

By listening in on the background chatter in the brain, scientists can predict the relationships between different neurons, according to new research.

January 12, 2024

The Keto Diet Protects Against Epileptic Seizures. Scientists are Uncovering Why

The study holds promise as a step toward finding new microbiome-based therapies for pediatric epilepsy patients. 

January 12, 2024

High-Powered Magnets on the Brain Help Control Seizures in Dravet Mice

"We believe that tSMS is emerging as an affordable, simple, safe and promising therapy for Dravet patients, alone or complementing the partial effectiveness that has been obtained with other treatments.”

January 12, 2024

New Therapeutic Target for Rare Type of Childhood Epilepsy Identified 

Our research highlights for the first time a CDKL5 target with a link to neuronal excitability. There is evidence that this calcium channel could be involved in other types of epilepsy too.

December 22, 2023

CURE Epilepsy Update December 2023

An Update full of events and the latest updates for the epilepsy community!

December 14, 2023

The Mozart Effect Myth: Listening to Music Does Not Help Against Epilepsy

“Mozart’s music is beautiful, but unfortunately, we cannot expect relief from epilepsy symptoms from it”, conclude the researchers.

December 14, 2023

Expert Panel Provides Updated Data for Epilepsy and Pregnancy

The MONEAD study asserts that with proper planning and therapeutic monitoring of pregnancy-suitable anti-seizure medication people with epilepsy can have safe, healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

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