E-360 Edition 23: In the News

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New research could help predict seizures before they happen

A new study has found a pattern of molecules that appear in the blood before a seizure happens. This discovery may lead to the development of an early warning system, which would enable people with epilepsy to know when they are at risk of having a seizure. Read more

New building for research

Tech giant IBM and Melbourne University will establish a $10 million artificial intelligence centre, focused on using the technology to solve some of healthcare’s most challenging problems, including epilepsy.  Read more

World-first trial offers hope for epilepsy sufferers

A trial of deep brain stimulation therapy at the Austin Hospital Melbourne for people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a complex epilepsy syndrome that typically appears in childhood. Read more

Sydney led research aims to improve quality of life

The Deputy Director of the Sydney University’s Nano Institute and his team are working on technology that aims to achieve real-time monitoring and processing of brain-signals with the goal of predicting oncoming seizures. Read more

Many people with subtle seizures don’t get diagnosed for years

Professor Jacqueline French explains the dangers of delayed diagnosis. Read more

SUDEP Action wins award for life-saving epilepsy tools

Judges commented that the ‘outstanding winner’ of the category were two free lifesaving epilepsy safety tools; the digital app EpSMon for people with epilepsy, and the clinician tool, the SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist. Read more

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) effective in treatment of epilepsy and comorbid depression.

While well established in the independent treatment of epilepsy and depression, findings indicate vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) may also be effective in the treatment of medication-resistant epilepsy and comorbid depression. Read more