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Brain stimulator helps ease epilepsy patients’ seizures

Aug. 28, 2014—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center epilepsy team has implanted four patients with a device that heralds a new frontier for controlling epileptic seizures.

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Epilepsy Program receives key quality recognition

May. 2, 2013—The Vanderbilt Epilepsy Program has maintained its designation as a Level 4 center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) for the ninth consecutive year. The program has received the designation since it was implemented in 2005. According to NAEC, Level 4 centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical...

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Surgery calms patient’s epilepsy-related seizures

Nov. 8, 2012—In June, Tommy Schroader was in the crystal blue waters off Grand Cayman Island petting a giant stingray.

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Neuronal subtypes in genetic disorder

Sep. 6, 2012—Inhibitory neurons that connect and regulate signaling in the brain (interneurons) may contribute to epilepsy and autism in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex.

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Probing epilepsy’s molecular sparks

May. 10, 2012—Understanding how mutations in neuronal receptors contribute to epilepsy could lead to improved therapies.

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