Epilepsy drug shows promise in treating Alzheimer's disease

In a new study, scientists have claimed that the medication for epilepsy could offer a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Epilepsy patients cured by advanced surgery using laser

Three patients, including a four-year-old, suffering from uncontrolled epilepsy successfully underwent an advanced minimally invasive technique using laser at the AIIMS, doctors said here on Tuesday.

Telephonic follow-up of epilepsy patients at AIIMS soon?

Telephonic follow-up with epilepsy patients who live far away could be introduced at the AIIMS here soon following a study that showed that some patients suffered seizures while travelling sleepless overnight in unreserved train compartments to reach the premier Delhi hospital.

Advanced Epilepsy Neurobiology lab set up in AIIMS

AIIMS, in collaboration with the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) in Manesar, have set up an advanced Epilepsy Neurobiology lab for epilepsy to improve diagnosis of patients and identify the cause of the disease at a cellular-level.

This is how brain performs 'mental time travel'
This is how brain performs 'mental time travel'

Scientists have explained how our brain performs, what neuroscientists have termed as "mental time travel."

Kochi-based hospital becomes first in Asia-Pacific region to use robotic technology for neurosurgery

 A hospital located in Kochi, Kerala, has become the first in the Asia-Pacific region to use robotic technology for neurosurgery.

Robotic technology to assist brain surgery

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi will soon set up robotic technology which will assist a broad range of surgical interventions to treat Parkinson and Epilepsy, brain tumours, haemorrhagic strokes and endoscopic surgery of the brain.

Seven genes tied to intellectual disability found

Researchers have identified seven new genes that can cause X-linked intellectual disability, a disorder that predominantly affects men and can have highly variable clinical manifestations.

Mobile app to detect epileptic attacks developed

Japanese researchers have developed a system for smartphones that alerts epileptics at least 30 seconds before a seizure helping patients take precautions in the nick of time and avoid injuries.

New potential target identified for epilepsy treatment

A new study has recently identified a novel target to treat epilepsy, it has been reported.

Sleeping on stomach ups risk of sudden death in epilepsy

Research shows that those who suffer from epilepsy and sleep on their stomach may be at higher risk of sudden unexpected death, drawing a parallel to sudden infant death syndrome in babies.

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.