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- 2014 case of human form of "mad cow disease" highlights need for continued surveillance April 16, 2015
- The identification of a patient who died from the human form of "mad cow disease" demonstrates the need for continued global tracking and awareness of the prion disorder, according to Baylor researchers.
- Depolarizing wave may trigger sudden death in epilepsy April 8, 2015
- A slow, depolarizing electrical wave — sometimes called a "brain tsunami" — may be the hidden cause of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, a disorder that kills as many as 4,000 people in the United States each year.
- Sudden death in epilepsy: Researchers finger possible cause April 8, 2015
- Study blames brain stem shutdown following seizure.
- Less tau reduces seizures and sudden death in severe epilepsy Jan. 23, 2013
- Link between epilepsy, some forms of Alzheimer's disease led to the finding that could lead to new drugs for seizure disorders.
- Sequencing study shows gene pattern may be more important in epilepsy Aug. 15, 2011
- BCM researchers began the first large-scale sequencing project to survey nearly all the genes encoding ion channels, the electrical 'pixels' of the brain.
- Special 'epilepsy' mouse may provide new answers in disease June 15, 2009
- Screening drugs that work against defects in the tiny pores or channels that allow calcium to flow in and out cells is already easier because of a specially bred mouse that has the "pure" form of absence seizures (brief lapses in consciousness) usually seen in children…
- Sodium ions findings connect epilepsy and diabetes May 15, 2009
- The flow of sodium ions (charged particles of sodium) in and out of cells is controlled by tiny pores or channels. The operation of these pores is particularly critical in brain cells.
- Two genetic mutations might provide seizure protection Dec. 15, 2007
- Two wrongs can make a right—at least in the genetics of the brain, said a Baylor College of Medicine researcher in a recent report in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
- Epilepsy genes may cancel each other Nov. 4, 2007
- Inheriting two genetic mutations that can individually cause epilepsy might actually be "seizure-protective," said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report that appears in the journal Nature Neuroscience.