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Virtual Adult Epilepsy Conference

Thu, Mar 9 2023, 6 – 8pm Topics & Speakers: Implementing Strategies to Cope with Memory Challenges in Epilepsy  by Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos,  Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College & Director of the HOBSCOTCH Institute for Cognitive Health and Well-Being at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Epilepsy Center Mental Health IS Health  by Dr. Jaime Zuckerman,…


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Is Epilepsy Genetic?

About half of the time, the cause of epilepsy is unable to be identified. When a cause can’t be found, it is called cryptogenic epilepsy. For the other half of epilepsy cases, the causes may be more easily identifiable, such as head trauma or a known genetic syndrome. Read the full article here.


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How epilepsy researchers are moving the needle past anti-seizure treatments

While several therapeutics are available for treating symptoms associated with epilepsy, researchers and patients have strongly called out the need for more holistic treatments that would address the condition as a whole. Although recently approved drugs can treat seizures more safely, they do not treat the comorbidities that patients experience. Several biotech companies and researchers…


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Biologists show how brain’s immune system response worsens epilepsy

University of Iowa biologists have definitively linked the brain’s immune system to epilepsy. In a new study, the researchers lay out a chain of events that can cause seizures—the most common manifestation of epilepsy—to worsen. The sequence begins when oxidative stress in the body causes the brain’s immune system to react. That activation by the brain’s resident immune cells…


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Study provides new understanding of how CBD reduces epileptic seizures

Over the last 20 years, the use of cannabidiol (CBD) to treat epileptic seizures has gained traction, particularly where anti-seizure medications have failed. CBD’s anticonvulsant properties are well-known; however, a new study has highlighted a previously unknown way CBD reduces seizures, especially in people with treatment-resistant epilepsy. Read the full article here.