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Epilepsy community concerned over AHRQ’s AED drug comparison study

Leading representatives of the American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology, and the Epilepsy Foundation today reported they have grave concerns about the implications and potential misuse of the anticonvulsant (AED) drug comparisons study recently released by the U.S. Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ).  Read more…

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Gene therapy for epilepsy could stop seizures, UF researchers say

Sparking production of a hormone in the brain that people with epilepsy often lack could prevent debilitating seizures, University of Florida researchers have discovered. Read more…

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Chicago Bear, J.T Thomas, Takes Young Fan with Epilepsy to the Superbowl

A Chicago teenager’s dream of attending Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis is coming true thanks to Chicago Bears player. On Saturday Chicago Bears linebacker J.T. Thomas surprised 14-year-old Anthony Granberry, who is epileptic, with two tickets to the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Granberry developed epilepsy at the age of 7 and has spent much […]

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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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