Mayo Clinic researchers found success with an mHealth app - EpiFinder, which can diagnose Epilepsy (A disruption in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures). During recent research conducted at Mayo Clinic, the Epifinder app recognized epilepsy in almost 87percent of the cases.
Emaptica's Embrace, the consumer-facing wearable for epileptic seizure detection, received 510(k) clearance from the FDA last month. The wearable, which has already been used in clinical trials by pharma company Sunovion, has a long history that's led it up to this milestone.
A study using epilepsy patients undergoing surgery has given neuroscientists an opportunity to track in unprecedented detail the movement of a thought through the human brain, all the way from inspiration to response.
People who experience frequent migraines may soon have access to a new class of drugs. In a pair of large studies, two drugs that tweak brain circuits involved in migraine each showed they could reduce the frequency of attacks without causing side effects, researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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