Navigation Links
University of Minnesota engineering researchers discover new non-invasive method for diagnosing epilepsy
Date:8/24/2012

A team of University of Minnesota biomedical engineers and researchers from Mayo Clinic published a groundbreaking study today that outlines how a new type of non-invasive brain scan taken immediately after a seizure gives additional insight into possible causes and treatments for epilepsy patients. The new findings could specifically benefit millions of people who are unable to control their epilepsy with medication.

The research was published online today in BRAIN, a leading international journal of neurology.

The study's findings include:

  • Important data about brain function can be gathered through non-invasive methods, not only during a seizure, but immediately after a seizure.
  • The frontal lobe of the brain is most involved in severe seizures.
  • Seizures in the temporal lobe are most common among adults. The new technique used in the study will help determine the side of the brain where the seizures originate.

"This is the first-ever study where new non-invasive methods were used to study patients after a seizure instead of during a seizure," said Bin He, a biomedical engineering professor in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering and senior author of the study. "It's really a paradigm shift for research in epilepsy."

Epilepsy affects nearly 3 million Americans and 50 million people worldwide. While medications and other treatments help many people of all ages who live with epilepsy, about 1 million people in the U.S. and 17 million people worldwide continue to have seizures that can severely limit their lives.

The biggest challenge for medical researchers is to locate the part of the brain responsible for the seizures to determine possible treatments. In the past, most research has focused on studying patients while they were having a seizure, or what is technically known as the "ictal" phase of a seizure. Some of these studies involved invasiv
'/>"/>

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
rzurn@umn.edu
612-626-7959
University of Minnesota
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Prestigious Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene journals join Oxford University Press
2. MDA supports Duchenne muscular dystrophy research by University of Nevada School of Medicine
3. University of Minnesota receives $13.1 million in DOE funding for 2 new nationwide centers
4. University of Toronto wins third place at the Gates Foundations Reinvent the Toilet Challenge
5. NIH backs Rice University study of delay in gene transcription networks
6. New forensic institute at the University of Leicester will help police forces solve unusual crimes
7. University of Tennessee professor releases weight management product
8. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev receives $450,000 grant to conduct oil and natural gas research
9. Queens University Belfast makes significant cancer breakthrough
10. BGI partners with the University of Birmingham
11. University of Illinois professor develops tool that helps dietitians deliver info clients need and can understand
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/7/2015)... , July 7, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... on the growing mobile commerce market announces a revised version of ... week. The commercial will air on CNBC in New ... Angeles and San Francisco metro ... commercial focuses on Wocket,s ability to replace all the cards in ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jvft55/next_generation ) has ... Market by Application, Technology, Function & Geography - Global ... The next generation biometrics market is expected to ... 17.9% between 2015 and 2020 Travel & ... Safran SA ( France ), NEC ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... -- To bolster its efforts and commitment to fighting cyber ... addition of two new team members. ... David Raviv will act as head of strategic alliances. ... providing the most secure solutions for the enterprise market. ... Technologies, a provider of security and management products, which was ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wocket Smart Wallet Commercials Airing on CNBC to Showcase This Summer's Must- Have Tech Product 2Wocket Smart Wallet Commercials Airing on CNBC to Showcase This Summer's Must- Have Tech Product 3Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 2Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 3HYPR Corp. Expands Biometric Authentication Team with Enterprise All Stars 2HYPR Corp. Expands Biometric Authentication Team with Enterprise All Stars 3
... This release is available in French . ... in collaboration with Nova Scotia Agricultural College, have discovered what ... double the lifespan of Christmas trees in homes. The authors ... journal Trees . The researchers have identified a ...
... is not just a feature unique to humans and ... revealed that also brown trout have individual characters and ... Department of Zoology at the University of Gothenburg has ... from watercourses on the west coast of Sweden. ...
... of Change, literally took 100 years to write. The first ... It was repeated from 1956-1958 and a technical book was ... that first survey was approaching, ornithologists Mike Ward, Jeff Walk, ... to do it again and write a book, this time ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers discover a way to delay Christmas tree needle loss 2New book on 100 years of Illinois birds 2New book on 100 years of Illinois birds 3New book on 100 years of Illinois birds 4
(Date:7/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... for the detection and quantification of partially hydrolyzed gluten in foods, has been ... Board adopted the method “Partially Hydrolyzed Gluten in Fermented Cereal-Based Products by R5 ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... USA (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... microsystems, has appointed Francois Vieillard as Sales & Marketing Director. , With ... Francois Vieillard will be responsible for reinforcing Tronics’ business development activities worldwide. He ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... KANSAS CITY, Kan. , July 30, 2015 ... PETX ), a pet therapeutics company focused on ... products for companion animals, today announced that its ... results from a dose confirmation study of AT-016, ... to Aratana for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... HIGHLIGHTS:Q2 2015 Results (all changes are against the ... $697 million compared to $701 million in the second ... changes in foreign currency exchange rates decreased sales by ... By business unit, organic sales growth was 6% in ... , Reported diluted EPS was $0.98 compared to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RIDASCREEN® Competitve Gliadin Receives AOAC Official First Action Status 2Tronics appoints Francois Vieillard as Sales and Marketing Director 2Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 2Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 4Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 5Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 2Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 3Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 4Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 5Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 6Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 7Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 8Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 9Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 10Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 11Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 12Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 13Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 14Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 15Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 16Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 17Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 18Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 19Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ - SIAL) Reports Q2 2015 Sales Of $697 Million And Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.01 20
... PARK, N.C., June 14, 2011 Bayer CropScience ( ... top innovative crop science companies in the areas of ... announced the release of a video featuring the organization,s ... award-winning program, Making Science Make Sense (MSMS) . ...
... PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL ... Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference in Boston, MA.  James Winschel, Sr. ... presentation on PAREXEL at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June ... will be available through the "Investors" section of ...
... industry delivered solid top- and bottom-line growth in 2010, with ... a row. Yet funding for research and ... firms in the sector, which tend to be pre-commercial stage ... development. This has placed new pressure on the traditional biotech ...
Cached Biology Technology:Bayer CropScience Releases Video About Making Science Make Sense Program At Durham Performance Learning Center 2Bayer CropScience Releases Video About Making Science Make Sense Program At Durham Performance Learning Center 3Bayer CropScience Releases Video About Making Science Make Sense Program At Durham Performance Learning Center 4Bayer CropScience Releases Video About Making Science Make Sense Program At Durham Performance Learning Center 5PAREXEL International to Present at Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference 2Despite Renewed Growth in 2010, Biotech Industry Faces R&D Challenges 2Despite Renewed Growth in 2010, Biotech Industry Faces R&D Challenges 3Despite Renewed Growth in 2010, Biotech Industry Faces R&D Challenges 4Despite Renewed Growth in 2010, Biotech Industry Faces R&D Challenges 5Despite Renewed Growth in 2010, Biotech Industry Faces R&D Challenges 6
Human beta IG-H3 MAb (Clone 348506) Keywords: BIGH3, betaIG-H3 Protein Family: Extracellular Matrix Molecules...
Human Cystatin F MAb (Clone 292103)...
Rat CNTF R alpha Affinity Purified Polyclonal Ab...
... an inhibitor of caspase-3/7 ... of inhibitor required to ... be determined empirically for ... inhibitor is sufficient to ...
Biology Products: