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Circadian Gene Linked to Severe Epilepsy in Children
Diana Kwon | Oct 11, 2017
Loss of the CLOCK protein, which researchers find is decreased in pediatric epilepsy patients, makes mice more prone to seizures during sleep.
The Cellular Hallmarks of Consciousness
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 21, 2017
Recording from single neurons of epilepsy patients, neuroscientists show that both the strength and timing of neuronal firing are important to consciously perceive a visual object.
Image of the Day: Rainbow Matter
Staff | Aug 14, 2017
Using diffusion-weighted tractography, scientists can produce a detailed image of the minute neural fibers within a mouse brain.
Cannabidiol Eases Epileptic Seizures: Study
Aggie Mika | May 26, 2017
Around 40 percent of children with an uncommon disorder had 50 percent fewer seizures while taking the marijuana derivative.
Specialized Neurons Encode Social Learning in Humans
Karen Zusi | Sep 6, 2016
Activity in the anterior cingulate cortex corresponds with observing the behavior of others when their actions, or the subsequent outcomes, don’t match one’s expectation.
Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies
Tanya Lewis | May 31, 2016
Suzanne Corkin, who studied the famous patient “H.M.,” has passed away at 79.
Cannabis-Based Drug for Epilepsy
Jef Akst | Mar 14, 2016
A marijuana-derived compound shows continued success in treating children with a rare form of the seizure disorder.
Cannabidiol Quells Seizures
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2015
The marijuana-derived compound shows promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day.
Opinion: An Explosion of Devices
Stephen C. Schimpff | Jan 28, 2013
From cardiovascular problems to neurological disorders, a plethora of new medical devices are reducing the need for surgery and improving the quality and safety of healthcare.
Twitching Flies Tell Epilepsy’s Tale
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 15, 2012
Fruit flies engineered to suffer from temperature-dependent seizures reveal overactive sodium channels in neurons.