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'Brain-only' mutation causes epileptic brain size disorder

'Brain-only' mutation causes epileptic brain size disorder | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a mutation limited to brain tissue that causes hemimegalencephaly, a condition where one half of the brain is enlarged and dysfunctional, leading to intellectual disability and severe epilepsy.
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Could antidepressants help reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?

Could antidepressants help reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A groundbreaking study published in Elsevier’s Epilepsy & Behaviorprovides evidence in mouse model that drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs; one category of antidepressants) may reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

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A more ethical way to compare epilepsy treatments

A more ethical way to compare epilepsy treatments | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

For the first time, a new research methodology recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration has been used to demonstrate that converting patients from one anti-epileptic drug to another – in this case, lamotrigine extended-release (LTG XR) – is well-tolerated, effective and safe.

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Split Brain Behavioral Experiments

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Meet Joe. After suffering from years of epilepsy, Joe underwent brain surgery to have his corpus callosum severed. How will Joe be affected?

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New gene discovery unlocks mystery to epilepsy in infants

New gene discovery unlocks mystery to epilepsy in infants | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A team of Australian researchers has come a step closer to unlocking a mystery that causes epileptic seizures in babies.
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