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The Discovery of a New Kind of Cell Shakes Up Neuroscience
Discover the groundbreaking research that identifies a new type of brain cell with implications for memory, movement, and neurological disorders. Learn how this discovery could offer new therapeutic avenues for conditions like epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.
Neurology September 12th 2023
The ECHO Was Heard Throughout the School
Could the ECHO telementoring program become a standard component of epilepsy education for school nurses, thereby enhancing their management of student epilepsy on a national scale? The Epilepsy Foundation’s education program for school nurses, which utilized the ECHO model for delivery, has demonstrated a significant improvement in the knowledge and confidence of participating nurses in managing epilepsy in students. These findings suggest the potential for nationwide linkage and education between epilepsy specialists, providers, and school nurses through the telementoring platform. Key Points: Additional Points: Conclusion: Nursing Latest Posts Did You Know?As of 2021, epilepsy affects approximately 6 in 1,000 students in the United States, highlighting the crucial role school nurses play in managing this condition.
Neurology June 28th 2023
Epileptic Neurons Know JAK/STAT3
The novel finding that selective neuronal knock-out of STAT3 can potentially mitigate the progression of temporal lobe epilepsy underscores the necessity for further research into the JAK/STAT pathway’s involvement in epileptogenesis. This discovery may pave the way for more targeted, effective therapeutic strategies.
Neurology June 28th 2023
Anti-Seizure Medications on Trial Again: Accused of Parkinson’s Disease!
Uncover the potential link between antiepileptic drug use and Parkinson’s disease incidence; join the discussion to decipher the results of this groundbreaking case-control study and explore the future of epilepsy treatment.
Neurology June 21st 2023
Neuronal Physiology of Generalized Seizures: The 4 Horsemen of Absence Epilepsy
An In-Depth Look into the Neural Underpinnings of Absence Seizures Unveiling the critical insights into the neurophysiology of absence seizures, a new study showcases experimental designs that link rodent absence seizures to human equivalents, underpinning the potential for tailored therapeutic strategies in future epilepsy research. Key Points: Additional Points: “This paper is significant for identifying SWD-associated changes in fMRI BOLD responses, demonstrating SWD-associated altered awareness and identifying 4 distinct and stable functional classes of neurons. These findings will advance the discovery of new pharmacological and network stimulation treatments in rodent models of generalized epilepsy for translation to human patients.” Martin J. Gallagher MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Neurology June 13th 2023