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Epilepsy is a group of disorders marked by problems in the normal functioning of the brain. These problems can produce seizures, unusual body movements, a loss of consciousness or changes in consciousness, as well as mental problems or problems with the senses.
Neuromorphic chip recognizes complex biosignals, can help monitor epilepsy

Neuromorphic chip recognizes complex biosignals, can help monitor epilepsy

Study shows that neural stem cells age quickly

Study shows that neural stem cells age quickly

Innovative computational model of cells could help better understand neurodevelopmental disorders

Innovative computational model of cells could help better understand neurodevelopmental disorders

Scientists provide a complete phenotypic landscape of SCN2A-related disorders

Scientists provide a complete phenotypic landscape of SCN2A-related disorders

Study shows strong link between genetic changes and cerebral palsy

Study shows strong link between genetic changes and cerebral palsy

Scientists discover the origin of rare genetic syndrome

Scientists discover the origin of rare genetic syndrome

Anchor proteins inhibit a key metabolic driver involved in cancer and neuronal diseases

Anchor proteins inhibit a key metabolic driver involved in cancer and neuronal diseases

Study shows how the brain navigates places and tracks someone else in the same location

Study shows how the brain navigates places and tracks someone else in the same location

Microglia surveillance helps prevent seizure activity in the brain

Microglia surveillance helps prevent seizure activity in the brain

Astrocytes regulate inhibitory synapses by binding to neurons

Astrocytes regulate inhibitory synapses by binding to neurons

Researchers discover a new mechanism to regulate nerve impulses

Researchers discover a new mechanism to regulate nerve impulses

Researchers identify specific neurons that may contribute to epileptic seizures

Researchers identify specific neurons that may contribute to epileptic seizures

High folic acid levels during pregnancy affect brain development of mouse embryos

High folic acid levels during pregnancy affect brain development of mouse embryos

Researchers gain insight into potentiating effect of selective drugs

Researchers gain insight into potentiating effect of selective drugs

Star-shaped brain cells are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Star-shaped brain cells are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Researchers identify brain protein that leads to seizures, abnormal social behaviors

Researchers identify brain protein that leads to seizures, abnormal social behaviors

Novel computational approach helps find genetic causes of severe childhood brain disorders

Novel computational approach helps find genetic causes of severe childhood brain disorders

Researchers develop new drugs to eradicate parasitic worms

Researchers develop new drugs to eradicate parasitic worms

Mathematical model shows how stability inherently arises in the brain

Mathematical model shows how stability inherently arises in the brain

Virginia Tech scientists reveal molecular cause underlying rare genetic disorder

Virginia Tech scientists reveal molecular cause underlying rare genetic disorder