Category Archive: Epilepsy

Nov 05 2014

Collaborative International Study Finds Childhood Epilepsy Genes

An international team of researchers recently identified gene mutations that can cause severe, difficult-to-treat forms of childhood epilepsy. Many of the mutations disrupt functioning in the synapse, the highly dynamic junction at which nerve cells communicate with one another.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/collaborative-international-study-finds-childhood-epilepsy-genes/

Oct 13 2014

Using Genetics to Discover, Optimize Epilepsy Treatments

A new study supports the idea that the identification of specific genetics targets could lead to a sea change in the way epilepsy is treated.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/using-genetics-discover-optimize-epilepsy-treatments/

May 19 2014

Study Probes Long-term Seizure Freedom on Ketogenic Diet

Most children with epilepsy can have active and fulfilling lives, with the help of modern therapies. Yet 20 percent to 30 percent of children with epilepsy do not respond to medications, which physicians call medication-resistant or intractable epilepsy.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-probes-long-term-seizure-freedom-ketogenic-diet/

Feb 11 2014

Neurologist Receives Award to Study Cell-Based Epilepsy Treatment

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Ethan Goldberg, MD, PhD, recently received an award from the epilepsy advocacy organization Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) to study using transplanted cells to treat epilepsy.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/neurologist-receives-award-study-cell-based-epilepsy-treatment/