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  1. State spending $8M on groundbreaking pot researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential - a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects. The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  2. Assemblyman Morelle writes letter on service dog for studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WHEC-TV Rochester

    ... filed a complaint with the department last year. Seven-year-old Devyn has a disorder that combines symptoms of epilepsy and autism. The family wants the staff in Gates-Chili to be trained to help her service dog, Hannah. The district has been ...

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  3. Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a firstRead the original story

    Friday | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential - a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects. The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  4. Colorado Funds Medical Marijuana ResearchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Pharmaceutical Processing

    Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential - a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects. The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  5. Colorado to spend over $8 million on medical marijuana researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Daily Kos

    Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential - a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects. The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  6. Bial Release: Targeting Pharmacoresistant Epilepsy And...Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | BioSpace

    In a manuscript just published in "BRAIN", a journal of neurology, Anna Doeser et al provide evidence on how eslicarbazepine, the main active metabolite of eslicarbazepine acetate, overcomes a cellular resistance mechanism to conventional antiepileptic drugs. Furthermore, eslicarbazepine acetate showed an antiepileptogenic effect in an animal model of chronic epilepsy, likely associated with the eslicarbazepine-induced inhibition of Cav3.2 T-type Ca2+ channels, which have been shown to be key mediators of epileptogenesis .

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  7. State putting up $8M to study marijuana's medical potentialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | The Summit Daily News

    In this Feb. 7 photo, Matt Figi hugs and tickles his once severely-ill 7-year-old daughter Charlotte, as they walk together inside a greenhouse for a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte's Web, which was named after the girl early in her treatment for crippling severe epilepsy, in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado is poised to award more than $8 million for medical marijuana research, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot's medical potential.

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  8. Colorado Spending $8 Million For Marijuana ResearchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | WBNS

    Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential - a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects. The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  9. Hypnotism Day event to benefit Epilepsy FoundationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    ... an all-day event in Woburn, on Sunday, Jan. 4, with more than 15 guest speakers. All proceeds will go to the Epilepsy Foundation of New England, a foundation committed to protecting the rights of people with epilepsy and ensuring that they have ...

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  10. Colorado to study medical marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Recordpub.com

    ... potential. The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. Some of the studies still need federal approval. Though ...

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  11. Marijuana research projects getting state fundingRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    ... The grants awarded by the state Board of Health on Wednesday will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. Some of the studies still need federal approval. Though ...

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  12. Alteration in 5-HT2C, NMDA Receptor and IP3 in Cerebral Cortex of...Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | CiteULike

    ... present study, we investigated the role of B. monnieri extract in ameliorating pilocarpine induced temporal lobe epilepsy through regulation of 5-HT2C and NMDA receptors in cerebral cortex. Our studies confirmed an increased 5-HT2C receptor function ...

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  13. Edinburgh University trials new epilepsy treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Scotsman.com

    ... Barlow EDINBURGH University is to play a key role in the development of a new treatment for children with severe epilepsy, derived from the cannabis plant. The institution's Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre is to enrol patients for a randomised ...

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  14. Nicotine patch stops child's seizuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | News 4 Jax

    A five-year old girl with a rare form of epilepsy is now living virtually seizure-free thanks to an unusual treatment. After exhausting all other options, doctors at the Florida Hospital discovered a tiny dose of nicotine administered through a commercially-available nicotine patch was just enough to do the trick.

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  15. New Developments in the Understanding of Epilepsy and the Application of Antiepileptic TherapiesRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Pharmacy Times

    Stay tuned for Pharmacy Times' conference coverage of the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, from December 5 to 9. Make sure to sign up for our daily e-mail blasts on our registration page, and check back here during the conference for the full AES Annual Meeting coverage. Researchers at the American Epilepsy Society meeting reported important strides in the understanding of epilepsy, including identification of new therapeutic targets in the brain, as discussed by Esther Krook-Magnuson, PhD, as well as improved understanding of the factors involved in sudden death of patients with epilepsy, and a greater recognition of the benefits of neurosurgery in patients with epilepsy.

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  16. Bringing smiles backRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Dominion Post

    ... saw Christmas lights in Lower Hutt last year. "We thought we could do something like that, and raise money for the epilepsy foundation. It's just putting a smile on everyone's face again." The Giffords said they had spent about $400, mainly on ...

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  17. Ice Hockey: Newton-Lenape Valley, Gov. Livingston raise over 1200 in Hockey Fights Epilepsy EventRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | NJ.com

    Zak Pavlishin scored twice and Tyler Sevean also hit as Newton-Lenape Valley skated to a 3-3 tie with Gov. Livingston as both teams raised over $1200 in the Hockey Fights Epilepsy fundraiser at Skylands Ice World in Stockholm on Dec. 13. Danny Kramer and Ryan Findeisen both scored and assisted on the other's power-play goal in a five-goal third period as Gov. Livingston overcame a two-goal deficit to earn the tie. Kramer scored for Gov. Livingston before assisting on the game-tying goal by Findeisen, who finished with two assists.

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  18. Treatment in canine epilepsy - a systematic reviewRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | CiteULike

    Background: Various antiepileptic drugs are used for the management of canine idiopathic epilepsy . Information on their clinical efficacy remains limited.

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  19. Ice Hockey: Newton-Lenape Valley 2nd Annual Charity game TONIGHT vs. Gov. LivingstonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | NJ.com

    Following up on the success of last year's Hockey Fights Cancer Event, the Newton-Lenape Valley High School ice hockey team continues the tradition with bringing awareness and support to those suffering with Epilepsy. Proceeds from ticket purchases, raffles and door prizes will go to the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey.

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  20. Nicotine patch ends seizures for 5-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | WNDU-TV South Bend

    ... the habit. But now, it is also helping a girl with a rare genetic disorder. A 5-year-old girl with a rare form of epilepsy is now living virtually seizure-free, thanks to an unusual treatment. After exhausting all other options, doctors at a Florida ...

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