Disease causing proteins localised at cell surface

New structures discovered within cell`s cilia structures show a relationship between some proteins and certain diseases, including juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

How brain maintains activity balance

Ever wondered how we constantly adjust and adapt our social behaviour in response to external stimuli? A mechanism in the brain automatically does that for us.

Indian-origin scientist paves way for improved epilepsy treatments

Researchers at the University of Toronto, including one of Indian-origin, have now discovered a complex network of proteins that could help in the treatment of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia.

New discovery could soon make epilepsy history

University of Toronto biologists leading an investigation into the cells that regulate proper brain function, have identified and located the key players whose actions contribute to afflictions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia.

Gene behind brain development discovered

In a breakthrough, scientists have found a gene key for the development of our brain.
The study shows how mutations in the gene called USP9X are linked to intellectual disability.

Useful safety tips for epilepsy patients

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system. It is also known as a seizure disorder. A person is considered to have epilepsy when he/she has two or more unprovoked seizures.

Diet may control seizures in epilepsy patients

The old assumption that what you eat manifests itself in your deeds cannot be just elderly wisdom.

Protein can lead to drug treatments for chronic pain

Scientists have created a new bio-therapeutic molecule that could be used to treat neurological disorders such as chronic pain and epilepsy.

Exercise could reduce epilepsy risk in men

A new research has suggested that men who exercise vigorously as young adults may reduce their risk of developing epilepsy later in life.

Largest study ever reveals genetic risk factors behind severe epilepsy

A new study sheds light on why some people with an elevated risk for epilepsy never get the disease and why certain medications work better for some patients than others.

`Epilepsy in a dish` may aid search for better drugs

A new stem cell-based approach to studying epilepsy has yielded a surprising discovery about what causes one form of the disease.

Soon, silky brain implants to stop spread of epilepsy

Scientists have developed silk implants which when placed in the brain release a specific chemical, adenosine, to help stop the progression of epilepsy.

Epileptics ten times likelier to die early

People with epilepsy are 11 times more likely to die early than people without the condition, new research has found.

Promising path to prevent epilepsy identified

Scientists have identified a new drug target - a receptor in the nervous system - that may be key to prevent the onset of epilepsy after a prolonged period of seizures.

Origin of wide range of brain disorders pinpointed

Scientists have discovered a mechanism that guides the exquisite wiring of neural circuits in a developing brain-gaining unprecedented insight into the faulty circuits that may lead to brain disorders ranging from autism to mental retardation.

Epilepsy may increase sleep-disordered breathing: Study

Patients with epilepsy may have an increased incidence of sleep-disordered breathing, a latest Australian study has found.

Researchers develop technology to warn epileptic seizures

Australian scientists have developed a new technology that could warn epileptics of a seizure about to happen.

Kelly Osbourne suffering from epilepsy ?

Kelly Osbourne is reportedly suffering from epilepsy.

India has 10-15 million epilepsy patients

India has 10-15 million epilepsy patients but the good news is that the problem can be controlled in 80 percent cases, experts said here Tuesday.

`Fat` drug discovery could treat epilepsy

A substance made by the body when it uses fat as fuel could provide a new way of treating epilepsy, experts claim.