Magdalena is a writer with a passion for bridging the gap between the people performing research, and those who want or need to understand it. She writes about medical science and drug discovery. She holds an MS in Pharmaceutical Bioscience and a PhD — spanning the fields of psychiatry, immunology, and neuropharmacology — from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Researchers have found that low levels of a protein associated with bipolar disorder also triggers epileptic seizures in mice — a discovery that may explain some of the similarities between the ... Read more
Researchers have found further proof to support the notion that epilepsy and depression are linked, as a commonly used mouse model of depression also developed seizures. The study, “Olfactory ... Read more
Asymmetric reduction in the brain volume of certain areas in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy is linked to the duration of their epileptic condition, the frequency of seizures, ... Read more
Using a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method, researchers from the Guangxi Medical University in China found that patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy have microscopic brain changes in ... Read more
A protein called albumin, present in blood plasma, enters the brain and kills nerve cells after epileptic seizures, possibly contributing to speeding up the further development of epilepsy, according ... Read more
Two genetic variants in the gene ADAM10, a gene linked to the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid-beta, appear to protect people from epilepsy, according to recent research from China. In addition ... Read more
Epilepsy changes how the brain reacts to stress – a research proven fact that explains why patients with epilepsy who experience stress and anxiety often end up in worse ... Read more