Epilepsy Seizure DisordersInfo Center

Bad for the Bones
Past studies have established links between anti-epileptic drugs and bone density loss . Now, new research indicates that specific anti-epileptic drugs correspond to an increased risk of bone fractures in people 50 years of age and older.
Smoke Signals
According to new research from the University of Texas Health Science Center, two significant signaling molecules communicate through nerve cells to regulate electrical and chemical activity.
Making Connections
The brain consists of a complex web of connections. In order for people to integrate and synthesize information from various parts of the brain, brain cells create long-distance links between one another.
Epilepsy Data Dearth
A team of researchers from the St. Louis University School of Public Health found that epilepsy surveillance and an ongoing data collection for newly diagnosed epilepsy is "almost nonexistent."
A Mother's Mind and Her Child's Health
Canadian researchers have identified a sort of vicious-cycle relationship between the health of epileptic children and depression in their mothers.
PETs Find The Damage of FIRES
According to a new study, positron emission tomography (PET) scans can assess and map the damage of the obscure childhood epileptic condition known as FIRES.