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UCSF Shares $25-Million Grant to Find Epilepsy Genes

To probe the genetic secrets of one of the most common neurological diseases, more than 4,000 people with various forms of epilepsy will have their DNA decoded over the next five years in a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and several collaborating institutions. Read more…

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Researchers discover source of infant epilepsy

ADELAIDE researchers have unlocked a 20-year mystery about a type of epilepsy in infants. It is caused by a single mutation in one gene. Read more…

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Implantable prosthetic could help prevent epileptic seizures

A system that could electronically detect and prevent epileptic seizures is under development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Read more…

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Heroes Night 2011 Films are Available for Viewing on YouTube

SCHAWK! – a brand deployment agency, located in Chicago, created these inspirational documentaries for our Heroes Night Gala held on November 11, 2011. These masterful short films capture the spirit and grace of the 2011 Heroes Night honorees. Watch and enjoy!

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Barriers to Epilepsy Care Continue to Frustrate

BALTIMORE – People with epilepsy – and their physicians – report that they continue to encounter barriers to optimal care, according to Dr. Sandra Helmers. Read more…

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Heroes Night Gala Photos are Available for Viewing

Interested in viewing photos from the 2011 Heroes Night Gala? Visit nagleweb.com  and browse galleries devoted to the awards ceremony, candids or sponsorship wall portraits. The photos, taken by the wonderful photographers from Nagle Photography, capture the joyful evening of awards, awareness and activism. For more information on Nagle Photography and their spectacular work, click this […]

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Study finds superior drug combo for difficult-to-control epilepsy

A combination of two common drugs, lamotrigine and valproate, is more effective in treating difficult-to control epilepsy than other anti-epileptic regimens, according to a University of Washington report to be published online this week inNeurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Read more…

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Research Documents Seizure Trends in Women with Catamenial Epilepsy

Newswise — Baltimore, December 3 – In women of childbearing age with epilepsy, seizure exacerbation may occur either at the time of menstruation or ovulation. Investigators in a specialized epilepsy center have analyzed the data on a group of patients with seizures associated with their menstrual cycles (catamenial seizures) for type of epilepsy, seizure frequency, […]

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Novel Approach Reveals Potential Mechanism Underlying Dravet Syndrome

Newswise — Baltimore, December 3 – Scientists investigating the fundamental cause of Dravet syndrome, a severe childhood epilepsy, have reprogrammed fibroblasts, a type of skin cell, from Dravet patients and generated patient-specific neurons. Further study revealed that these patient-derived neurons showed increased excitability, abnormal neuronal behavior that can produce seizures. Read more…

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EFGC’s Studio E artwork on display at American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Lundbeck announced its Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program will be made available in 21 cities next year through partnerships with local Epilepsy Foundation affiliates across the country. Earlier this year, Studio E was launched to offer group art therapy sessions as an outlet of expression for people with epilepsy. In celebration of artwork created during […]

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