AI tracks seizures in real time

By treating the brain as a network, researchers say they can use artificial intelligence and EEG data to ID and locate seizures in real time.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence neurons epilepsy health-and-medicine seizures eeg

Brain network algorithm could improve epilepsy surgery

"In the brain, different areas activate in healthy ways all the time. When a seizure occurs, many brain areas link together very quickly. We wanted to understand that process."

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: surgery brains epilepsy health-and-medicine seizures

Method reprograms cells to build stuff on brain cells

A new technique called genetically targeted chemical assembly reprograms cells to build artificial structures to carry out functions inside the body.

Stanford • futurity
March 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: autism neurons brains enzymes epilepsy health-and-medicine

Neurotransmitter map may lead to new drugs

A new map of a neurotransmitter's structure could pave the way for new drugs for conditions like ADHD, depression, and epilepsy.

Anders Buch-Larsen-Copenhagen • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: depression brains epilepsy drug-development health-and-medicine attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd neurotransmitters

2,700-year-old tablet depicts epilepsy ‘demon’

A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy.

Carsten Munk Hansen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Dec. 20, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: history archaeology religion epilepsy iraq society-and-culture health-and-medicine beliefs seizures images

Diary tool assesses epilepsy seizure risk

A new tool works just as well—and in some cases better—than clinicians at using patient history to identify periods of heightened epilepsy seizure risk.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Dec. 5, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: brains epilepsy health-and-medicine seizures

Neuron transplant may prevent epilepsy after brain injury

Transplanting neurons into the brains of mice after a traumatic brain injury reduced memory loss and prevented them from developing epilepsy.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
Nov. 15, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: memory neurons brains epilepsy health-and-medicine traumatic-injury

Why even well-controlled epilepsy may disrupt thinking

Even people who benefit from medication for their epilepsy often experience bouts of difficulty thinking and remembering clearly. Now, researchers know why.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
Oct. 17, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: memory brains epilepsy thinking health-and-medicine

Brain’s ‘push-pull’ can control drug-resistant seizures

New findings about how seizures spread in the brain could help pave the way for controlling certain seizures that resist treatment.

Carnegie Mellon-HCII • futurity
Sept. 30, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: brains epilepsy featured health-and-medicine seizures

Largest epilepsy study ever finds high-risk genes

A huge new epilepsy study reveals genes that may put people at higher risk and genetic links between the condition's severe and less-severe forms.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Aug. 5, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: genes brains epilepsy health-and-medicine seizures

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