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12-5-2011 | Genetic Mutation identified in Kufs Disease

Research conducted in Australia has identified a gene thought to be responsible for Kufs Disease a rare condition that runs in families. » read more


3-05-2011 | Further Developments in VNS Treatment

Cyberonics have announced a new development in their Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) implant - the AspireSR. » read more


28-4-2011 | Channel 4 programme The Secret Millionaire featured epilepsy charity

The first episode in the new session of The Secret Millionaire was aired on Channel 4 on Tuesday, 26th April. The programme featured Sean Gallagher, an IT recruitment millionaire, who lost his sister to epilepsy 25 years ago. In the programme he explains how he found it difficult to come to terms with his loss. » read more


20-4-2011 | Irish study on psychiatric disorders linked with epilepsy conducted by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Epilepsy Unit at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin have concluded the first ever study into the link between psychiatric disorders and epilepsy. The study highlighted similarities between brain cell patterns in people with epilepsy and those with schizophrenia. The research may lead to new treatments for both conditions in the future. » read more


18-4-2011 | Using Computers to listen to our thoughts

In the April edition of the Journal of Neural Engineering researchers have shown how humans can effectively control a cursor on a computer screen using articulated and non-articulated words. » read more


15-4-2011 | New Drug Hope for Difficult to Treat Epilepsy

A new medication under clinical investigation has shown promise in US trials with people with difficult to treat epilepsy. The study, presented this week at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Honolulu, had 387 people with difficult epilepsy who are currently on between 1 to 3 medications. » read more


13-4-2011 | Genetics basis found linking autism and epilepsy

It has previously been suggested that there are genetic links between autism and epilepsy based on the incidence of epilepsy among people with autism. Now a Canadian Research study has found evidence of such a link for the first time giving rise to the possibility of new approaches to treating both conditions. » read more


11-4-2011 | The Cap on Special Needs Assistants (SNA’s) in Mainstream Schools

Children with special needs are now being affected by the cap on Special Needs Assistant posts introduced in last December's budget. The Department of Education Circular (DES 06/2011) stated that the number of whole time equivalent posts was to be capped at 10,575. This number has now been reached. » read more


7-4-2011 | Molecule found to protect the brain from seizures

American scientists find answers to the role of putrecine, a molecule known to be be involved in seizures. » read more


5-4-2011 | Children with epilepsy have more psychiatric symptoms

Children with epilepsy are more likely to display psychiatric symptoms according to the results of a new study from Norway. » read more

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