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Therapeutic targets for neurological, cardiovascular diseases identified


January 10th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): A new research has discovered links between signaling molecules, which have implications for potential future treatment of epilepsy, stroke and other problems.Neuroscientists from the UT Health Science Center ... Read more...

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Mums’ depression adversely affects quality of life in kids with epilepsy


January 6th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has found that maternal depression adversely affects quality of life in children with epilepsy.Canadian researchers examined the prevalence of maternal depression and its impact on ... Read more...

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Abducted for ransom, Pakistani killed for his brain (Lead)


December 17th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) A US-based Pakistani banker who was abducted for ransom in Lahore was killed allegedly by five people, including a quack who wanted to use the man's ... Read more...

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US-based Pakistani killed in Lahore


December 17th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) A US-based Pakistani banker, who was abducted for ransom in his home country, has been killed, police said Friday. Young Taimoor, 28, had visited Pakistan with ... Read more...

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Scientists grow human brain stem cells in rats


December 11th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists in the US have made a major breakthrough that has the potential for people with brain damage, caused by epilepsy or Parkinson's for example, to use their ... Read more...

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Brain wiring lets us differentiate our speech from that of others’


December 10th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study has found that we have a network of volume settings that can selectively silence and amplify the sounds we make and hear.The study from the ... Read more...

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Switch that controls neuronal migration in developing brain identified


November 27th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified a crucial step in brain development, which offers insight into the origins of epilepsy, mental retardation and possibly brain ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drugs don’t harm IQ of breastfed babies: Study


November 25th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Breastfeeding a baby while taking a seizure medication may have no harmful effect on the child's IQ later in life, according to a new research from the Emory ... Read more...

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Cerebral malaria linked to epilepsy, behavior disorders: Study


November 17th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): Solidifying the link between malaria and neuropsychiatric disorders that affect hundreds of thousands of children, almost a third of cerebral malaria survivors developed epilepsy or other behavioral disorders ... Read more...

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Oz researchers close to solving mystery of epilepsy deaths


November 7th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 7 (ANI): A team of researchers from Australia is on the verge of solving the mystery behind sudden deaths of young people with epilepsy.Around 150 youngsters, either who are in ... Read more...

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Epileptic mums’ teens display poor school performance: Study


November 4th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): Multiple antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) used by pregnant women to control seizures may cause poor school performance in their teenagers, a large population-based study has revealed.The research team from ... Read more...

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Statins could help stave off seizures


October 26th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new research has discovered that statins, the family of drugs used to lower cholesterol, might also reduce the risk of epileptic seizures in people with cardiovascular disease.A ... Read more...

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Women with epilepsy ‘more likely to experience infertility’


October 12th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new research in India has revealed that women with epilepsy may be more likely to experience infertility.The study found that women with epilepsy experienced infertility at more ... Read more...

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Stephanie Rice and Quade Cooper go public with their relationship


October 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 10 (ANI): Oz swimmer Stephanie Rice and Wallabies bad boy Quade Cooper have gone public with their relationship.They were spotted together at a black-tie cocktail party to raise money ... Read more...

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Missing Malay-Indian toddler’s mom believes she’s in captivity


September 16th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Mentakab, Sep 16 (ANI): The mother of a missing Malay-Indian toddler Nisha Chandramohan believes her daughter is still alive and is held captive at someplace in the country.Twenty-one-year-old Wong Lai Lan said ... Read more...

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Chinese mom, Indian father continue search for lost child


September 16th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 16 (IANS) The parents of a two-year-old Indian girl, who has been missing since June, are still searching for her, and her mother who is of Chinese origin, believes ... Read more...

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Mind Reading Machine: Be wary of what you are thinking!


September 10th, 2010 - 2:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have developed a mind reading machine. They say that they have successfully used electrodes to translate brain waves to words. More work is however required to perfect ... Read more...

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Brit sisters’ incurable disease could kill them at any second


August 31st, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): Three sisters in Britain are suffering from an incurable heart condition that could strike them at any time.Chloe, Courtney and Melissa McAllister, aged 13, 12, and eight, suffer ... Read more...

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High-fat diets successfully treat absence epilepsy


August 29th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): A research has shown that two high-fat diets - the classic ketogenic and a modified version of the Atkins - can reduce and, in some cases, completely eliminate ... Read more...

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Our baby kicks like Beckham: David Cameron


August 19th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron thinks that his unborn child could be a boy as it is kicking furiously and "has a right foot like Beckham". Cameron told ... Read more...

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Gene related to chronic pain discovered


August 6th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 06 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a gene, which is linked with susceptibility to chronic pain caused by nerve injury in humans.Darvasi and an international ... Read more...

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Why some are more susceptible to pain than others


August 5th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene associated with susceptibility to chronic pain in humans, signaling a significant step toward better understanding and treating the condition.The degree of pain experienced ... Read more...

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Certain epilepsy drugs may increase suicide risk


July 27th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): A new study shows that only certain epilepsy drugs may increase the risk of suicide.Newer drugs with a higher risk of causing depression than other epilepsy drugs, ... Read more...

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Mimicking natural selection could make brain implants more efficient


July 18th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Brain implants designed in accordance with the principles of natural selection could prove more efficient, requiring a battery change less often.Implants stimulating nerve clusters deep within the brain ... Read more...

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60 Minutes: Search on for a cure for epilepsy


June 28th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jun 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As an advisor to US President Obama - David Axelrod seems very happy when he is surrounded with cameras. However beneath that grin, which he gives ... Read more...

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“60 Minutes” Focuses On Epilepsy


June 28th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) CBS' '60 Minutes' focused on the disease that has emerged as America's biggest health threat in the recent years- epilepsy. The show was hosted by Katie ... Read more...

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Advisor To President Speaks To 60 Minutes About Epilepsy


June 28th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): David Axelrod, advisor to President Obama, is facing a battle of gigantic proportions. Both he and his wife Susan find themselves fighting with one ... Read more...

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Breakthrough In Epilepsy Treatment, Patient Gets Device Implanted


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sydney, June 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Australian hospital treating an epilepsy patient has become the first hospital in the world to have successfully implanted a device within the patient's body ... Read more...

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No action against anyone returning Malaysian-Indian tot Nisha, assure parents


June 19th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jun 19 (ANI): The Malaysian-Indian missing two-year-old Nisha Chandramohan's parents have promised not to take any action if their daughter, who went missing on June 4, was returned to them ... Read more...

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Arrested ‘Maoist’ in Bengal is mentally challenged: Parents


June 17th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Duli (West Bengal), June 17 (IANS) A 19-year-old arrested by the security forces after Wednesday's gunbattle with Maoist guerrillas in West Midnapore's Ranjha forest is "mentally challenged" and suffers from ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress team to look for missing two-year-old


June 16th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 16 (ANI): A Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) Youth team has reportedly agreed to help in the search of missing two-year-old Nisha Chandramohan.According to The Star, the 50-member team, ... Read more...

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Mother of missing Malay Indian child getting calls, but no information


June 14th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), June 14 (ANI): The mother of a missing Malay Indian child has revealed that she is getting calls, but no information about the whereabouts of her two-year old daughter.Nisha ... Read more...

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Missing Malay Indian woman’s mum getting calls, but no information


June 14th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), June 14 (ANI): The mother of a Malay Indian woman, who has been reported as missing, has revealed that she is getting calls, but no information about the whereabouts ... Read more...

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Idiopathic epilepsy patients have higher rate of remission


June 14th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Researchers have confirmed that children with idiopathic new-onset epilepsy have a significantly higher rate of remission than those with remote symptomatic epilepsy.Epilepsy is caused by two or more ... Read more...

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Brit crash victim wakes up every morning thinking it’s 1994


June 11th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): A British woman, who suffered head injuries in two road crashes, has been waking up every morning for the past 16 years thinking it's the year 1994.Michelle ... Read more...

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