What Is Epilepsy?

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Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior. Anyone can develop epilepsy.  Seizures start for the first time in people over age 65 almost as often as it does in children. Seizures in the elderly are often the after effect of othe...

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Possible Epilepsy Treatment?

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Researchers from North Carolina State University have mapped the areas of the cerebral cortex implicated in absence epilepsy in mice. What is more, the researchers have shown how transplanting embryonic neural cells into these affected areas can reduce seizure activity, leading to hope of new treatments for humans with absence epilepsy. Read more at Read More