Pharmacogenetics of Epilepsy Laboratory

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2019

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Haneef, Kung, Maheshwari, Strutt, and York receive the Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for 2019. May 17, 2019
The Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award (formerly the Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award) is a criterion-based program that recognizes faculty contributions in four categories: Teaching and Evaluation, Development of Enduring Educational Materials, Educational Leadership and Educational Research.
Jasper's Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies – Fifth International Workshops Feb. 22, 2019
Noebels takes on lead organizer role.

2018

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New epilepsy research at Baylor College of Medicine provides insight on absence seizures July 18, 2018
Absence epilepsy is the most common type of seizure disorder in children and is the focus of a new neurology study at Baylor College of Medicine and published in the journal Nature Communications.
Absence epilepsy – when the brain is like 'an orchestra without a conductor' June 19, 2018
This contribution to the field of epilepsy has opened a window into the cellular events that occur in the brain during absence seizures.

2017

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Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan. 3, 2017
Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.

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Book Release – A Concise Manual of Epilepsy, 2nd Edition March 1, 2016
A concise manual of epilepsy is an introduction to epilepsy that aims to be easily digestible to a beginner or trainee, yet comprehensive enough for a practitioner in epilepsy wishing to brush up their knowledge or preparing for their boards.
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.
'Mad cow' disease in Texas man has mysterious origin April 16, 2015
It began with anxiety and depression. A few months later, hallucinations appeared. Then the Texas man, in his 40s, couldn't feel the left side of his face.
Book Release – A Concise Manual of Epilepsy Sept. 10, 2014
A concise manual of epilepsy is an introduction to epilepsy that aims to be easily digestible to a beginner or trainee, yet comprehensive enough for a practitioner in epilepsy wishing to brush up their knowledge or preparing for their boards.
Neonatal dose of estrogen may prevent catastrophic epilepsy March 3, 2014
Some children are born with a devastating form of childhood epilepsy called infantile spasms that cause a life of severe seizures and lifelong disability. In a study that appears in the journal Science Translational Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Noebels, professor of neurology, neuroscience and molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine,…
Neonatal dose of estrogen may prevent catastrophic epilepsy Jan. 23, 2014
Research at Baylor finds small estrogen dose could help treat infantile spasms syndrome, potentially prevent catastrophic seizures later in life.
Group educational therapy helps psychogenic seizure patients Jan. 1, 2013
Patients who have been newly diagnosed with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures probably benefit from counseling and group therapy sessions before being referred to psychiatrists for treatment of their underlying mental health problem.