Joana brings more than 8 years of academic research and experience as well as Scientific writing and editing to her role as a Science and Research writer. She also served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology in Coimbra, Portugal, where she also received her PhD in Health Science and Technologies, with a specialty in Molecular and Cellular Biology.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new device that detects ongoing epileptic seizures and suppresses them as they start, according to a recent study. This approach may evolve into ... Read more
Nodding syndrome, a form of pediatric epilepsy, may result when the immune system tries to fight an infection by the Onchocerca volvulus worm, which causes river blindness. According to a new ... Read more
Certain genes must be present in cells in a very precise amount, and variations to this “rule” may lead to developmental diseases like epilepsy, schizophrenia or autism spectrum disorders, according to a new ... Read more
Doctors should recommend surgery for epilepsy patients as early as possible, before their symptoms affect brain function and quality of life, according to research in Sweden. A key finding ... Read more
The forced elimination of a protein, called eEF2K, may affect the brain’s ability to draw on certain memories, but that lack may also protect against epileptic seizures, according to research published ... Read more
A new compound call CERC-611 (LY3130481) that targets specific neural circuits in epilepsy could become a new drug candidate for the disease, according to a study by researchers at ... Read more