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Cure Research for Epilepsy

Curable Types of Epilepsy

Possibly curable or rare types of Epilepsy include:

Rare Types of Epilepsy:

Some rare types of Epilepsy include:

Latest Treatments for Epilepsy

Some of the more recent treatments for Epilepsy include:

Treatments for Epilepsy

Treatments to consider for Epilepsy may include:

Cure Research discussion for Epilepsy:

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Much progress has been made in narrowing down regions of chromosomes associated with different forms of epilepsy. With this effort, scientists continue to expand the list of genes involved in seizure disorders. Animal models of epilepsy also contribute to our understanding of electrical brain disturbances. By focussing on the genetic basis for epilepsy, scientists hope to develop more effective anticonvulsive treatments and, possibly, gene replacement therapies for seizure disorders such as LaFora Disease. top link (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Epilepsy Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Scientists are studying potential antiepileptic drugs with goal of enhancing treatment for epilepsy. Scientists continue to study how neurotransmitters interact with brain cells to control nerve firing and how non-neuronal cells in the brain contribute to seizures. One of the most-studied neurotransmitters is GABA, or gamma-aninobutryic acid. Researchers are working to identify genes that may influence epilepsy. This information may allow doctors to prevent epilepsy or to predict which treatments will be most beneficial. Doctors are now experimenting with several new types of therapies for epilepsy, including transplanting fetal pig neurons into the brains of patients to learn whether cell transplants can help control seizures, transplanting stem cells, and using a device that could predict seizures up to 3 minutes before they begin. Researchers are continually improving MRI and other brain scans. Studies have show that in some case, children may experience fewer seizures if they maintain a strict diet - called the ketogenic diet - rich in fats and low in carbohydrates. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Epilepsy Information Page: NINDS)

Medical research for Epilepsy: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to medical research for Epilepsy:

Clinical Trials for Epilepsy

Some of the clinical trials for Epilepsy include:

 

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