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Neuroscientists discover key protein responsible for controlling nerve cell protection
Published on April 23, 2012

A key protein, which may be activated to protect nerve cells from damage during heart failure or epileptic seizure, has been found to regulate the transfer of information between nerve cells in the brain. Read more…

Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding
Published on April 4, 2012

Epilepsy is the nation’s fourth most common neurological disorder, after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease; but public understanding of epilepsy is limited. For example, many people do not know the causes of epilepsy or what they should do if they see someone having a seizure. Epilepsy is a complex spectrum of disorders—sometimes called the epilepsies— [...]

Tag Days Packet Pick-Up March 19-20 at Chicago Area Locations:
Published on March 14, 2012

Individuals registered for Tag Days can pick up their canister, vest and tags at all three Savers locations on March 19, from 4PM-9PM. Registered participants who visit these Savers locations for packet pick-up are also encouraged to donate used clothing or household items.  You can bring your clothing donations with you to the store.  Participants who donate will receive [...]

Twitter Adding to Stigma of Epilepsy, Study Says
Published on March 6, 2012

The social networking service known as Twitter seems to have become a platform for derogatory comments about epilepsy and seizures, researchers say. In a study published in the February issue of Epilepsy and Behavior, Canadian researchers analyzed nearly 11,000 seizure-related “tweets” and deemed 41 percent of them as offensive. The study authors pointed out that the messages on this social networking service [...]

Epilepsy community concerned over AHRQ’s AED drug comparison study
Published on February 21, 2012

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…