Study: Epilepsy brain implant does not induce changes to patients' personalities or self-perceptions

A next-generation brain implant currently in clinical use for treating refractory epilepsy – to help prevent symptoms including seizures – does not induce changes to patients' personalities or self-perceptions, a new study of patient experiences shows. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed journal AJOB Neuroscience, will help alleviate some ethical […]

Can Stem Cells be Used to Treat Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterised by recurrent episodes of seizures. Most cases of epilepsy do not have a clear known cause, apart from susceptible genetic factors. The primary pathogenesis of genetic forms of epilepsy is an abnormal expression of certain receptors in the brain that lead to an enhanced […]