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  1. Australia a new growth market for medicinal cannabisRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Canberra Times

    ... of marijuana on his North Coast property. Trials of the drug in NSW will investigate its effectiveness in treating epilepsy with more trials next year to look at its use to relieve nausea in chemotherapy patients.

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  2. Lead Letter: Florida's epilepsy sufferers need medical marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Florida Times-Union

    ... , or by e-mailing letters@jacksonville.com. Our full policy about letters is available here. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is to eliminate as much uncertainty for our members as possible. Epilepsy doesn't always have a cure; as a ...

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  3. Texas man has device implanted in brain to help treat epilepsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Fox News

    A 28-year-old Texas man who was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was a toddler has undergone a revolutionary procedure to implant a device in his brain to help control his seizures. David Wenger has an implant on the left side of his brain called RNS, which stands for responsive neuro stimulator, MyFoxDFW.com reported.

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  4. Beneficial effects of surgery for epilepsy are sustained for more than 15 yearsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Science Daily

    Brain surgery for otherwise hard-to-treat epilepsy is effective for up to 15 years, according to a new survey. The findings were based on a telephone survey of patients who had a portion of their brains surgically removed, or resected, to treat localization-related epilepsy during an 18-year period.

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  5. LSU Health New Orleans research finds novel compound switches off epilepsy developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Medical News Today

    Researchers at the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence have found that a novel compound they discovered helps curtail the onset and progression of temporal lobe epilepsy . The finding, which may contribute to the development of anti-epileptic therapies, is published online in the journal PLOS ONE .

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  6. Re: An alternative paradigm: WirelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | EETimes

    ... and leg. Locus is working with professor Grgoire Courtine on the project and hopes to expand its scope to treating epilepsy, pain management and Parkinson's disease. ==> " Locur is working with ..." A Washington Post article, Google got it wrong. ...

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  7. Twin Sisters Hailey and Olivia Scheinman Inspire Hope for Those with EpilepsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | People

    ... her head up for a few extra minutes, or sleeping for a long stretch at night without a seizure. Born with severe epilepsy and cerebral palsy, Livy's pain is masked by a smile that touches everyone who meets her, says Hailey, the older twin by 70 ...

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  8. How Medical Marijuana's Chemicals May Protect CellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Scientific American

    Edward Maa did not plan to become a marijuana researcher. But a few years ago, when the neurologist and epilepsy specialist surveyed his patients about their use of alternative medicines, he discovered that more than a third had turned to marijuana to try to control their seizures.

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  9. Researchers find potential anti-cancer use for anti-epilepsy drugRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Medical News Today

    Scientists at the University of York have discovered that a drug used widely to combat epilepsy has the potential to reduce the growth and spread of breast cancer . These channels, known as VGSCs, exist in the membranes of excitable cells, such as neurons, where they are involved in transmission of electrical impulses.

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  10. Researchers discover novel compound that helps curtail progression of temporal lobe epilepsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Medical News

    Researchers at the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence have found that a novel compound they discovered helps curtail the onset and progression of temporal lobe epilepsy. The finding, which may contribute to the development of anti-epileptic therapies, is published online in the journal PLOS ONE , available at http://journals.

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  11. Health briefs: Opioids and pregnancy; sleeping position for epilepticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Pocono Record

    ... white women of reproductive age compared to non-Hispanic black or Hispanic women. Sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy occurs when an otherwise healthy person dies and the autopsy shows no clear structural or toxicological cause of death, ...

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  12. Serving the Northern Neck of VirginiaRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The record Online

    ... marijuana in Richmond. Medical marijuana has produced early hopeful results in treating otherwise intractable epilepsy, although its classification as a schedule I controlled substance under federal law has limited the number of scientific studies ...

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  13. Study finds novel compound switches off epilepsy developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Researchers at the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence have found that a novel compound they discovered helps curtail the onset and progression of temporal lobe epilepsy. The finding, which may contribute to the development of anti-epileptic therapies, is published online in the journal PLOS ONE .

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  14. Benefits of Surgery for Epilepsy Sustained for 15+ YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Surgical Products

    Brain surgery for otherwise hard-to-treat epilepsy is effective for up to 15 years, according to a new survey by Henry Ford Hospital physicians. "These encouraging findings will be valuable during the decision-making process and counseling on different aspects of care in patients with epilepsy," says Vibhangini S. Wasade, M.D., a neurologist at Henry Ford Hospital and lead author of the study.

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  15. Novel compound switches off epilepsy developmentRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Science Daily

    A novel compound helps curtail the onset and progression of temporal lobe epilepsy, researchers have discovered. The finding may contribute to the development of anti-epileptic therapies, they say.

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  16. Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Release: New Approach To Delay...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | BioSpace

    ... low-dose levetiracetam, given to patients at approximately one-fifteenth of the dose most commonly prescribed for epilepsy. This therapeutic has been commercialized for more than a decade and offers a well-characterized safety profile at fifteen ...

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  17. Henry Ford Hospital Study: Beneficial Effects Of Brain Surgery For...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | BioSpace

    "These encouraging findings will be valuable during the decision-making process and counseling on different aspects of care in patients with epilepsy," says Vibhangini S. Wasade, M.D., a neurologist at Henry Ford Hospital and lead author of the study. The findings were based on a telephone survey of patients who had a portion of their brains surgically removed, or resected, to treat localization-related epilepsy at Henry Ford during an 18-year period.

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  18. AgeneBio Receives Grant From Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | BioSpace

    ... low-dose levetiracetam, given to patients at approximately one-fifteenth of the dose most commonly prescribed for epilepsy. This therapeutic has been commercialized for more than a decade and offers a well-characterized safety profile at fifteen ...

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  19. ADDF awards grant to support initiation of AGB101 Phase 3 trial for aMCI treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Medical News

    ... low-dose levetiracetam, given to patients at approximately one-fifteenth of the dose most commonly prescribed for epilepsy. This therapeutic has been commercialized for more than a decade and offers a well-characterized safety profile at fifteen ...

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  20. Effects of Brain Surgery for Epilepsy Sustained for More than 15 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | WebWire

    Brain surgery for otherwise hard-to-treat epilepsy is effective for up to 15 years, according to a new survey by Henry Ford Hospital physicians. 'These encouraging findings will be valuable during the decision-making process and counseling on different aspects of care in patients with epilepsy,' says Vibhangini S. Wasade, M.D., a neurologist at Henry Ford Hospital and lead author of the study.

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