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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


4-4-2011 | Gaming can be epilepsy trigger

Doctors in India say they have found an apparent link between excessive computer gaming and incidence of photosensitive epilepsy in children and teenagers. » read more


1-04-2011 | New stereo-EEG method to help epilepsy surgery

The neurosurgery department of Helsinki University Central Hospital has started to utilize stereo-EEG method for localizing the epileptic focus in severe epilepsy for epilepsy surgery purposes. » read more


30-03-2011 | Anti inflamatory drugs for epilepsy patients?

Anti-inflammatory drugs could be the answer to treating epileptic seizures when anti-convulsants have failed, according to research at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Italy. » read more

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