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04-08-2011 | Recent report on CBS News about new developments in epilepsy surgery

CBS News has reported on a new laser technology that can remove lesions in the brain, which cause certain forms of epilepsy. This treatment is minimally invasive and as discussed in the video can have patients out of hospital within five days. » read more

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04-08-2011 | WAM Opportunities with IBM Ireland

At the WAM (Willing Able Mentoring) Programme, there are currently 3 work placements available for graduates with disabilities with IBM Ireland based in Dublin. » read more

'29-07-2011 | Can a truffle hunting dog provide the key to treating childhood epilepsy?' image

29-07-2011 | Can a truffle hunting dog provide the key to treating childhood epilepsy?

A new epilepsy gene, LG12, has been discovered in the truffle hunting (Lagotto Romagnolo) dog. Researchers found the gene when they were working on developing a gene test which breeders could use to identify and eliminate the disease within the breed. The research team at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhalsan Research Centre consider this canine gene may help identify a causal effect of human childhood epilepsy characterised by seizure emission. » read more


25-07-2011 | Vimpat 15mg/ml syrup recall due to begin on the 15th September 2011

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), whose primary responsibility is to prepare the Agency's opinions on all questions concerning medicines for human use, has agreed to the recall of Vimpat 15mg/ml syrup. Vimpat has only been on the market in Ireland since 2009. » read more


15-7-2011 | SUDEP review highlights risks and risk reduction

Professor Simon Shorvon from University College London has just published a new review of dozens of studies into SUDEP covering the past five years. » read more


06-07-2011 | Generics study has implications for dosage and seizure control

A study due to be published in the Journal of Neurology has raised concerns about dosage implications of switching between generic versions of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Generics are cheaper versions of a branded drug made by a different manufacturer and they may vary from the branded version in terms of their constituents. » read more


30-6-2011 | New research on use of Anti-Epileptic Drugs in pregnancy

New international research looks at four common epilepsy drugs which may increase the risk of birth defects when they are taken in the early stages of pregnancy. » read more


29-6-2011 | New research published on Ketogenic Diet

New research may add to understanding of the Ketogenic diet, a high-fat, low-carb diet sometimes used to treat epilepsy in children. » read more


24-06-2011 | Article in New York Times - Seeing Epilepsy From the Patient’s Point of View

In the New York Times there is an interview with Dr. Brien J. Smith, Chief of Neurology at Spectrum Health in Michigan about his experiencing of trying to change how doctors and patients view epilespy. » read more


22-06-2011 | Research findings may produce new methods for treating seizures

Researchers at the University of California explored the linkages between sodium, potassium and chloride ions in the build-up to and cessation of seizures. Their findings could enable the creation of new treatments and the production of new antiepileptic drugs » read more

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