Tag: "epileptic" at biology news
What happens when genetic information is not correctly edited in brain cells
...ed by editing is also unknown. When asked if human epileptic
disorders might be evoked by defects in editing she replied that while this may seem possible, it has not been properly investigated....
Cerebral cortex cells may pulse electrical rhythm through the brain
...excitability from running away and becoming an epileptic
seizure." Some scientists have suggested that inhibitory neurons generate the brain's electrical rhythms. These rhythms offer clues to the brain's state. Rhythms are smaller and faster when one is awake and slower and larger during sleep...
UT Southwestern researchers create mice with narcolepsy
...rchersfirst thought the mice might be experiencing epileptic
seizures. They discussed the problem with Dr. Christopher Sinton, an assistantprofessor of psychiatry who specializes in sleep disorders and also works withrodents. He and Chemelli fashioned tiny electrodes hooked to tethers so the micecould m...
Stargazer Gene Provides New Clues To Calcium Channel Defects In Absence Epilepsy
...smitting electrical impulses in an orderly manner, epileptic
neurons fireall at once, creating a "storm" that disrupts normal brain function. Half of allhuman epilepsies are estimated to have a genetic basis, Dr. Frankel says. Stargazer, first described in 1990, arose spontaneously in the mousecolonies...
UF Researchers Investigate Phenomenon Of Seizure-Alert Dogs
...ed by a dog." It has also been suggested that epileptic
patients may emit certain odors just before a seiz...e detail how these dogs act with patients who have epileptic
seizures," said Kristen Encizo, Able Trust spokeswoman, who added that the trust's primary goal is f...
Testosterone And Working Memory; Epilepsy And Schizophrenia; Toxins And Neuron Death; Oregon Researchers Present Findings At Society For Neuroscience
...The same area is overactivated duringsome types of epileptic
seizures not connected with clozapine, includingmyoclonus. Because some of the most important symptoms of schizophrenia are sensorydistortions and difficulty focusing attention, the authors suggest that"kindling" with low doses of clozapine ...
Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts
...w to give first aid safely to a personexperiencing epileptic
seizure, he said. "In the majority of cases, you don't need to call 911," Vaughn said."Turn them on their side, and stay with them until the seizure is over. Onlycall an ambulance if a seizure is prolonged, if a patient has two seizureswithou...
Merging Physics And Neuroscience: First Evidence Of Self-Organized Criticality In Brain Networks
...ery rapid local oscillations in the calciumions of epileptic
cells, which may correspond to a very noisy fieldwith low coherence," Cornell-Bell explained. "We hope to analyzethese preliminary observations. What we hope will develop from allof this is a diagnostic tool that has not existed before." In additi...