A New Way to Treat Status Epilepticus at Home

Status epilepticus is a condition in which seizures occur non-stop, one after the other. It is a dangerous condition that can cause brain damage or even death. Status epilepticus needs... Continue Reading

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A New Way to Treat Infantile Spasms

Infantile spasms, also known as West Syndrome, are a severe form of childhood epilepsy. Seizures develop during the first year of life and – if seizures cannot be stopped –... Continue Reading

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Testing ‘Medical Marijuana’ in Animals and Humans

Medical marijuana (cannabis) has two major extracts: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which makes you feel ‘high,’ and cannabidiol (CBD), which does not make you feel ‘high.’ CBD – the extract that doesn’t... Continue Reading

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New Drugs from Rett Syndrome Research

Rett syndrome is a genetic disorder that may result in both intellectual disability and seizures. Using an animal model of Rett syndrome, Dr. James Eubanks at the Toronto Western Hospital... Continue Reading

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New Drugs Based on the Female Hormone Progesterone

The most common seizures in adults are complex partial seizures, which often start at the sides of the brain – regions known as the temporal lobes. These seizures are very... Continue Reading

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Owen Barry Pharmaceuticals

In September 2014, Owen Barry Pharmaceuticals (OB Pharma) was launched with funding support from the Ontario Brain Institute, as well as from private investors. OB Pharma’s research is directed by... Continue Reading

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New Drugs Based on the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that controls drug-resistant seizures. Dr. McIntyre Burnham has found that the ketogenic diet raises acetone levels in the blood, and that acetone... Continue Reading

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