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A study led by Columbia neurosurgeons has found that MRI-guided laser ablation is a viable treatment that can provide lasting seizure control for people with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy.
Columbia scientists observed how molecules that regulate chemical signaling in the brain interact with the AMPA receptor, governing brain function.
Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian research has shown that several genes implicated in rare forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute to common forms of the disorder.
- August 4, 2016
The annual suicide mortality rate among people with epilepsy is 22 percent higher than in the general population, Columbia University Medical Center researchers have found.
- January 12, 2016
Wayne Frankel, the newest member of the Institute for Genomic Medicine, says recent advances in gene discovery and editing are illuminating epilepsy.
- August 13, 2013
Two Columbia faculty are part of a 61-member international research team that discovered 25 epilepsy-causing mutations in new and previously identified genes.
- January 7, 2013
This study -- led by CUMC's Dr. Melodie Winawer -- is the first to confirm a shared genetic susceptibility to epilepsy and migraine.