Now, less invasive brain surgery through cheek

  A new research has revealed that the brain surgery through the cheek can make the treatment of severe epilepsy less invasive and dangerous.

Protein 'map' opens avenues for new cancer drugs

Scientists have gained fresh insights into how a disease-causing enzyme makes changes to proteins and how it can be stopped.

New method can detect epilepsy symptoms early in kids

Using an electroencephalography (EEG) analytical method, a team of doctors and scientists in Taiwan has successfully developed a tool to detect certain EEG features often present in children with epilepsy.

Fish oil may help check seizures in epilepsy

Low doses of omega-3 fatty acids are a key component in fish oil capsules that may help decrease the frequency of seizures in people who are afflicted with epilepsy and have not been helped by drug treatments, says a study.

New mice study may help in studying Epilepsy, Alzheimer

A new study on mice may help in understanding how brain works, which could open doors in studying epilepsy, alzheimer's and other diseases.

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.