seizure disorders

Epilepsy in a dish: Stem cell research reveals clues to disease's origins and possible treatment

A new stem cell-based approach to studying epilepsy has yielded a surprising discovery about what causes one form of the disease, and may help in the search…

Measles-containing vaccines not linked with increased risk of febrile seizures in kids 4-6

Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the study of 86,750 children follows an earlier study published in Pediatrics that showed one particular…

Epileptic seizures may be linked to an ancient gene family

“In healthy people, nerves do not fire excessively in response to small stimuli. This function allows us to focus on what really matters. Nerve cells maintain…

Drug prevents seizure progression in model of epilepsy

The research discovery builds on previous work identifying a specific molecular target whose increased activity is associated with seizure disorders, a…