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Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy CURE Epilepsy

5/10/2014
02:55 | Author: Molly Young

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Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy CURE Epilepsy

CURE Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research and by.

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New indication for VIMPAT (lacosamide): UCB's anti-epileptic drug approved by FDA as monotherapy in the treatment of patients with partial-onset seizures.

Former Board Member Randy Siegel continues to spread the word about CURE, advancing scientific research at Wesleyan University.

SIgn Up Now for the November 6 PAME Webinar on Rare Epilepsies.

Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery Tackles Epilepsy Head-On as CURE's Newest Board Member.

CURE Grantee Published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Sociology: Shedding the Shame.

Statement Regarding Department Of Defense Epilepsy Funding Announcement.

Notes from a Not-So-Empty Nester.

Position Openings! CURE is looking to expand our rapidly growing team.

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Epilepsy Brain Surgery Cure for Epilepsy? - WebMD

11/19/2014
06:30 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Epilepsy Brain Surgery Cure for Epilepsy? - WebMD

WebMD discusses the benefits of brain surgery to treat, and possibly cure, epilepsy.

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Best Treatment for Epilepsy - WebMD

11/18/2014
04:05 | Author: Molly Young

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Best Treatment for Epilepsy - WebMD

Today, most epilepsy is treated with medication. Drugs do not cure epilepsy, but they can often seizures very well. About 80% of people with epilepsy today have.

Some work well for some kinds of epilepsy and not for others. You should discuss these with your doctor: WebMD Medical Reference. Each one also has its own side effects, like all drugs do. For more information about each drug, see " Epilepsy: Medications to Treat Seizures.

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Epilepsy Cured in Mice Using Brain Cells

9/17/2014
02:40 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Epilepsy Cured in Mice Using Brain Cells

Epilepsy that does not respond to drugs can be halted in adult mice by transplanting a specific type of cell into the brain, UC San Francisco.

Robert Hunt, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Baraban lab, guided many of the key experiments. In the UCSF study, the transplanted inhibitory cells quenched this synchronous, nerve-signaling firestorm, eliminating seizures in half of the treated mice and dramatically reducing the number of spontaneous seizures in the rest.

“This is the first report in a mouse model of adult epilepsy in which mice that already were having seizures stopped having seizures after treatment.”. “These cells migrate widely and integrate into the adult brain as new inhibitory neurons,” Baraban said.

Human Brain Cells Developed in Lab, Grow in Mice.

“This procedure offers the possibility of controlling seizures and rescuing cognitive deficits in these patients.”.

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Cure for epilepsy? New device can reduce, stop seizures Fox News

7/16/2014
12:35 | Author: Molly Young

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Cure for epilepsy? New device can reduce, stop seizures Fox News

Learn how one young mom's life changed drastically when she discovered a device that reduced her daily seizures to only one or two a month.

VNS is not 100 percent effective. But these statistics come from studies that only allowed the most severe patients to take part. Studies show about 40 percent will have a significant reduction in seizures.

Naomi Lewkowski with her husband and son.

Two to three times a day, Naomi Lewkowski, a 23-year-old stay-at-home mom, would have a seizure.

But recently, Lewkowski learned about an epilepsy treatment that was like a pacemaker for the brain.

To learn more about VNS, speak to your doctor, or visit http://us.cyberonics.com/en/vns-therapy/

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Called vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy, the device is implanted in the chest and sends rhythmic impulses to the vagus nerve in the neck, which in turn sends impulses to the brain.

The VNS device is implanted under general anesthesia, and the procedure only takes about an hour.

“I think it’s greatly underused,” she said.

Another option is surgery to remove a part of the brain if there is a lesion causing the seizures, but only a small percentage of patients are candidates for surgery.

"Even on those, it helps only partially, many can reduce the amount of anti seizure drugs they take, and in turn reduce their side effects.".

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