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A graphical image of a neuron with a beam of light shining onto it. Ref: epilepsyu.com

Stopping seizures with light

Background Optogenetics is an experimental technique that uses weakened viruses to incorporate light-sensitive proteins into neurons. These read more
A man struggling to remember. Ref: Rose Medical Center

New clues about memory function

Background When something piques our interest or we are expecting something, unique wave patterns called gamma oscillations pass through our read more

Other Epilepsy News

New study reveals method of detecting refractory epilepsy earlier

A Taiwanese study has found a new means of detecting the early onset of refractory epilepsy in children, which could read more
An ultrasound image of a baby in the womb. Ref: www.dreamstime.com

Leaving epilepsy untreated during pregnancy ‘can be dangerous’

A new study has highlighted the potential dangers of leaving epilepsy untreated during pregnancy, both for mother and child.