People with epilepsy who experience multiple auras, sensations such as a cold breeze or bright light before they have a seizure, may be good candidates for epilepsy surgery.
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Brain & Nervous System
We could soon be able to diagnose the onset of many brain diseases by analysing the tiny magnetic fields produced by neuron activity in the brain.
Deep-brain stimulation delivers electrical pulses directly to brain tissue that controls movement, reducing tremors or problems of rigidity in patients with Parkinson
Putting two specific types of neural cells directly into an aging brain can kick-start creation of brain cells linked to learning and memory.
Information travels between brain cells along hairlike extensions called axons. Researchers have found that axons don't just transmit information - they can turn the signal up or down with the right stimulation.
Jefferson Hospital uses translational, interactive 3-D technology to map the human brain and help guide neurological surgeons during surgery.
In effort to find a better therapy for people with epilepsy, Massachusetts General Hospital is participating in the RNS System Pivotal Clinical Investigation.
Study shows link between gut protein and brain's natural marijuana-like compounds - potential for epilepsy treatment.
Coiling, a minimally invasive procedure to treat aneurysms in the brain, is successful in preventing recurrent or first-time bleeding years.
A research describes the brain region connected to how our declarative memory functions.
Iowans who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a better chance of survival thanks to a statewide trauma system that was implemented in 2001.
A new brain imaging study reveals why verbalizing our feelings makes our sadness, anger and pain less intense.
A major obstacle in the treatment of infections and other diseases of the brain is the blood-brain barrier, which prevents systemically delivered therapeutic drugs from reaching the brain.
Taken together, functional brain scans and tests of reading skills strongly predict which children will have ongoing reading problems.
Tiny array placed in auditory nerve may one day offer superior alternative to cochlear implants.
Epilepsy surgery can eliminate seizures for 60 to 85 percent of people with temporal lobe epilepsy who do not respond well to medications.
Researchers to determine which of the two medications is the safest, most effective treatment for children with status epilepticus.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh will lead a $11.5 million National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trial examining the effectiveness of induced hypothermia as a therapy for brain swelling in children who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.
New technology helps surgeons treat the delicate blood vessels in the brain faster and with less risk.