Navigation Links
Clue to Cause of Epileptic Seizures Discovered
Date:11/24/2008

Finding could lead to new treatments, researchers say

MONDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The interaction between white blood cells of the immune system and blood vessels may contribute to epileptic seizures, new research suggests.

If this turns out to be the case, such interactions may be a target for new treatments or even preventive measures for epilepsy, said researchers reporting in the Nov. 23 issue of Nature Medicine.

"This opens a window to a mechanism that we hadn't really seen in this way," said Dr. Robert A. Gross, director of the Strong Epilepsy Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and deputy editor of Neurology. "But I'm not sure it gets us exactly where it needs us to be with human treatment."

Epilepsy affects some 1 percent of individuals globally. Yet, its causes and mechanisms are not well understood. Epilepsy remains a considerable medical mystery, and an outside expert said this revelation could be a productive avenue to pursue, or perhaps not.

The disorder causes a person to have seizures due to a surge of electrical activity affecting parts of the brain. The seizures can manifest in different ways.

Some 60 percent to 70 percent of all people with epilepsy respond well to a single medication, Gross said. Others may respond to a device or surgery.

"We have other means, but we clearly need other medicines and potentially different medicines," Gross said.

Recent research has suggested that activation of the immune system in the brain, and the resulting inflammation processes, may play a role in epilepsy.

These researchers, from the University of Verona in Italy, demonstrated that, in mice, seizures caused "adhesion" molecules in blood vessels in the brain to attach to white blood cells known as leukocytes.

Interrupting this interaction reduced seizures.

Seizures also broke down the blood-brain barrie
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Jersey Jury Awards $12.9 Million to Three Patients Whose Use of Roche Acne Medication Accutane Found to Cause Severe Bowel Illness
2. Study identifies causes of bone loss in breast cancer survivors
3. Spinal Anesthesia Doesnt Cause Restless Leg Syndrome
4. Study Suggests Need for More Aggressive Outpatient Monitoring of Patients Hearts When Cause of Stroke is Unclear
5. Mexican Department of Public Health to Launch Screening for Papillomavirus, Cause of Cervical Cancer
6. NLPC Criticizes Obamas Choice of Eric Holder for Attorney General Because of Role in Health Care Task Force Cover-Up
7. Antibiotics can cause pervasive, persistant changes to microbiota in human gut
8. Gulf War research panel finds 1 in 4 veterans suffers from illness caused by toxic exposure
9. Chemical in Plastics May Cause Fertility Problems
10. Caring.com and Alzheimer's Association Use Social Media to Help Spread Awareness for the Nation's Sixth Leading Cause of Death
11. Airport malaria -- cause for concern in the US
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Clue to Cause of Epileptic Seizures Discovered
(Date:7/28/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 28, 2015 , ... Egg ... consider the procedure to help ensure future fertility. As Dr. Michael Kettel ... egg freezing is an option that wasn’t available for previous generations who had to ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... On July 16th NPR reported needle ... of proposed bills and laws revolving the implementation of a small pilot program in ... ministers are continuing to hand out clean needles to drug users who are addicted ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... Brookstone®, a ... System to its online product offerings, giving its customers the opportunity to ... cloud-based technology, SmileCareClub allows patients to get quality, remote invisible aligner treatment from ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... Care to Care ... based clinical knowledge system, called “Referral Guidance.” , Referral Guidance consists ... who are anticipating making a subspecialty referral an efficient means to ensure the ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... A new study published ... Fibromyalgia, Study Says " sheds light on a possible new treatment option for people ... months of regular HBOT sessions, at least five per week, patients experienced a significant ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Michael Kettel of San Diego Fertilty Center Interviewed by the San Diego Union-Tribune on Egg Freezing 2Health News:Dr. Michael Kettel of San Diego Fertilty Center Interviewed by the San Diego Union-Tribune on Egg Freezing 3Health News:Needle Exchange Programs Are Delayed in Legislation, West Palm Beach Drug Rehab Comments 2Health News:Needle Exchange Programs Are Delayed in Legislation, West Palm Beach Drug Rehab Comments 3Health News:Brookstone Now Offers SmileCareClub Teeth Straightening System 2Health News:Brookstone Now Offers SmileCareClub Teeth Straightening System 3Health News:Introducing Care to Care’s New Web Based “Referral Guidance” Program 2Health News:Recovery Specialists Discuss How Oxygen Therapy Can Ease Fibromyalgia 2Health News:Recovery Specialists Discuss How Oxygen Therapy Can Ease Fibromyalgia 3
... Dec. 2 Today, advocates for teen,dating violence education ... Inc. to launch ,MADE, -- Moms and Dads for ... educators and parents of Lindsay Ann Burke,who was murdered ... Inc. and Redbook magazine on this national coalition that ...
... UnitedHealth Group,(NYSE: UNH ) is giving ... by learning about childhood obesity, designing programs to,address ... , UnitedHealth ... encourage young people, working through educators and youth,leaders, ...
... are having the procedure, study says , , TUESDAY, Dec. 2 ... epilepsy who don,t respond to drugs would gain about five ... that, if they had a certain form of brain surgery. ... on computer modeling to assess the benefits of surgery of ...
... two glasses a day linked to atrial fibrillation, study ... middle-aged woman can have up to two drinks a day ... fibrillation, a new study finds. , A group including Dr. ... School, mined the data of the large-scale Women,s Health study, ...
... today as the new brand name for the project formerly known as ... the label for the technical standards developed by the project and submitted ... ... CHICAGO (Business Wire EON) December 2, 2008 -- "Our group has ...
... Mich.---Older people tend to feel about 13 years younger than ... of a study forthcoming in the Journals of Gerontology: ... men and women age 70 and older who participated in ... and their satisfaction with aging changed over a six-year period. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Parents of Murdered Dating Violence Victim, Legislators, and Teachers Unite to Launch 'MADE' - Moms and Dads for Education to Stop Teen Dating Abuse 2Health News:Parents of Murdered Dating Violence Victim, Legislators, and Teachers Unite to Launch 'MADE' - Moms and Dads for Education to Stop Teen Dating Abuse 3Health News:UnitedHealth Group Grants to Help Students and Educators Combat Childhood Obesity 2Health News:Surgery a Boon for Most Common Form of Epilepsy 2Health News:Surgery a Boon for Most Common Form of Epilepsy 3Health News:Light Drinking Poses No Heart Risk for Women 2Health News: "The Health Story Project" Adopted as New Brand by CDA4CDT : New Brand Underscores Comprehensive Electronic Health Records 2Health News: "The Health Story Project" Adopted as New Brand by CDA4CDT : New Brand Underscores Comprehensive Electronic Health Records 3Health News: "The Health Story Project" Adopted as New Brand by CDA4CDT : New Brand Underscores Comprehensive Electronic Health Records 4Health News: "The Health Story Project" Adopted as New Brand by CDA4CDT : New Brand Underscores Comprehensive Electronic Health Records 5Health News:Old as you want to be: Study finds most seniors feel younger 2
(Date:7/28/2015)... 2015   Cynosure, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... devices for aesthetic procedures and precision surgical applications ... months ended June 30, 2015. "Our ... growth, as revenues increased 47 percent year-over-year and ... Officer Michael Davin. "While our international results reflected ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... CRY ), a leading medical device and tissue ... today its results for the second quarter and first ... Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "During the ... with solid progress on several of our top organizational ... a direct sales model in France, advancing our strategic ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... July 28, 2015 ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... to release its second quarter and year-to-date 2015 financial ... of the U.S. financial markets. The earnings press release ... the Company,s website, www.anipharmaceuticals.com . ... and Charlotte C. Arnold , Vice President and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 2Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 3Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 4Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 5Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 6Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 7Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 8Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 9Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 10Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 11Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 12Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 13CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 2CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 3CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 4CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 5CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 6CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 7CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 8CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 9CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 10CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 11CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 12CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 13CryoLife Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 14ANI Pharmaceuticals Schedules Conference Call for Second Quarter and Year-to-Date 2015 Financial Results 2
... Aug. 1, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that ... in its catalogue: Insulin- ... This package contains 14 ... European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, ...
... Corporation announced today that 2011 year-to-date sales revenue rose ... continues the third year in a row for double-digit ... Oximeter product line was launched in 2008. ... is embracing the Spectros state-of-the-art broadband VLS tissue oximetry," ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Insulin- Western Europe 2Spectros Corporation Year-To-Date Oximeter Sales Revenue Up 51% in First Half of 2011 2