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Immune System, Epilepsy and the Eye

Immune response in the eye following epileptic seizures http://jneuroinflammation.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12974-016-0618-3   Abstract Background Epileptic seizures are associated with an immune response in the brain. However, it is not known whether it can extend to remote areas of the brain, such as … Continue reading

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Immune Response and Complement system play a Major role in Epilepsy

Identification of novel gene and pathway targets for human epilepsy treatment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26742644  Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore epilepsy-related mechanism so as to figure out the possible targets for epilepsy treatment. METHODS: The gene expression profile … Continue reading

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Inflammatory Pathways in Epilepsy

Inflammatory mediators in human epilepsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26877106 Abstract BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests a role for inflammation in the pathophysiology of epilepsy. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that investigated inflammatory mediators in … Continue reading

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Autism co-morbidity in Epilepsy – New Spanish Research

Prognosis of symptomatic epilepsies in relation to their age of onset, monitored at a neuropediatric section of regional reference over a period of three years]. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26961422 AIM: To analyze the factors involved in the prognosis of symptomatic epilepsies in relation … Continue reading

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Epilepsy and Autism – Autism and Epilepsy

Bidirectional association between autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy in child and adolescent patients: a population-based cohort study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26791195  Abstract This study aimed to assess whether there is a bidirectional association between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and epilepsy in child and … Continue reading

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Epilepsy and Reactive Astrocytes

Epilepsy has been found to reduce the generation of new neurons http://www.ehu.eus International research is exploring the potential of neural stem cells in future therapies to fight the disease Amanda Sierra and Juan Manuel Encinas, Ikerbasque researchers at the Achucarro … Continue reading

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Autism and Epilepsy – Vagus Nerve Stimulation as Treatment

Autistic spectrum disorder, epilepsy, and vagus nerve stimulation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25922052 Abstract PURPOSE: In individuals with a comorbid autistic spectrum disorder and medically refractory epilepsy, vagus nerve stimulation may offer the potential of seizure control and a positive behavioral side effect profile. … Continue reading

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Epilepsy and Autism – New Understandings – Single Immune Challenge.

Autism-epilepsy connection explored in four studies https://www.aesnet.org/ Epilepsy affects nearly 30 percent of all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurobehavioral condition marked by impaired social and language development. Conversely, many patients with epilepsy display ASD-like behavior. Recent studies … Continue reading

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CACNA1 – Epilepsy and Autism

CACNA1A haploinsufficiency causes cognitive impairment, autism and epileptic encephalopathy with mild cerebellar symptoms. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25735478  Abstract CACNA1A loss-of-function mutations classically present as episodic ataxia type 2 (EA2), with brief episodes of ataxia and nystagmus, or with progressive spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA6). A … Continue reading

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Dravet Syndrome (Epilepsy) and Autism

Dravet syndrome in Sweden: a population-based study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25772213 Abstract AIM: To assess the prevalence and incidence of Dravet syndrome in children diagnosed in Sweden between 2007 and 2011, and to describe neurological comorbidity, disease course, phenotypes, and treatment effects. METHOD: … Continue reading

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