National Epilepsy News

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July 28th
FDA Okays Perampanel Monotherapy for Partial-Onset SeizuresMedscapeThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application for perampanel (Fycompa; Eisai Inc) CIII as monotherapy to treat partial-onset seizures (POS) wit…
July 27th
Drug Store NewsFDA green-lights Fycompa for treatment of partial-onset seizures ...Drug Store NewsFycompa is the first antiepileptic drug to apply FDA's regulatory pathway of extrapolation for monotherapy use.and more »
July 27th
WSYM-TVOne gene's mutations cause seizures in babiesFuturity: Research NewsResearchers are closer to understanding how a gene known as GNAO1 causes two rare diseases that lead to seizures or involuntary movements in babies and the transformations the gene…
July 27th
Drug Target ReviewGenetic testing may detect childhood epilepsyDrug Target ReviewA study published in JAMA Pediatrics supports the use of genetic testing, with sequencing as the first-line diagnostic method for young children with seizures. Testing yielde…
July 27th
WBIR-TVControlling seizures with cannabis compounds | WBIR.comWBIR-TVStudies show differing results, but still, there is hope that some forms of cannabis can safely treat certain disorders like seizures. For one family, they say it has ...and more&nb…
July 26th
PursuitPredicting epileptic seizures, just like the weatherPursuitProviding patients with probabilities, rather than certainties, is a more realistic way to forecast seizures. People with epilepsy can then tailor their lifestyles to minimise their risk. F…
July 26th
SpectrumCannabis compound quells seizures in severe epilepsy syndromeSpectrumA component of marijuana called cannabidiol eased seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, a potentially fatal form of epilepsy, in a late-stage clinical trial. Dravet syndrome…
July 24th
Pairnomix, StemoniX Develop Epilepsy Model in Search for New Anti-seizure DrugsEpilepsy News TodayPairnomix has joined efforts with StemoniX to develop a lab-based model of epileptic seizures using so-called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The mod…
July 20th
NOVA NextCan Dogs Predict Seizures?NOVA NextTime is of the essence—she has mere minutes to block one of Hunter's incoming seizures. Hunter was 3 years old when he was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2013. He had episodes 95% of the day—and constant…
July 18th
ILAE new seizure classification - why rename seizures and what it all meansEpilepsy ActionThe International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has announced some new names for seizures and some new seizure types. Epilepsy Action advice and information service…

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