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Epileptic encephalopathies in children: Animal models may change the word “catastrophic” to “hopeful”

Seizures are a sign of brain dysfunction caused by abnormal, hyperexcitable brain circuits. Clinical seizures range from brief staring spells to massive whole – body convulsions. The developing brain is especially prone to seizures and seizure-related brain

Electroconvulsive therapy without seizures?

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), sometimes called “electroshock therapy” is considered the most effective short-term treatment available for major depression. The procedure involves passing electrical current through the brain with electrodes placed on the scalp and is done in

Isovaline, a compound first identified in the Murchison meteorite, shows potential for treating Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disease that affects 65 million people worldwide and is characterized by seizures that arise from hyper-active and hyper-connected brain cells. Typically, the first approach for managing seizures is treating individuals with pharmaceuticals. However,