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Heroes Night Gala Photos are Available for Viewing
Published on December 21, 2011

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 […]

Study finds superior drug combo for difficult-to-control epilepsy
Published on December 15, 2011

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…

Research Documents Seizure Trends in Women with Catamenial Epilepsy
Published on December 5, 2011

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, […]

Novel Approach Reveals Potential Mechanism Underlying Dravet Syndrome
Published on December 5, 2011

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…

EFGC’s Studio E artwork on display at American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
Published on December 2, 2011

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 […]