Epilepsy Talk

TLE — Important New Research! | July 11, 2011

In a study which appears online in the Annals of Neurology, neurologist and neuroscientist Dr. Tallie Z. Baram and her colleagues explain: “Understanding how previous brain infections, seizures or injuries can interact with the cellular machinery to cause epilepsy is a crucial step toward designing drugs to prevent the process. We don’t want to just treat people with epilepsy. We hope to develop medicines that will prevent epilepsy from occurring — and influence the lives of millions of people around the globe.”

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  1. After I’m dead they can make all people into computerized zombies,

    problem solves

    But then the pharmisutical industry would lose billions of dollars. We can’t let that happen.


    Comment by mkfarnam — July 11, 2011 @ 11:41 PM

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    Previously, it was believed that neurons died after damaging events and that the remaining neurons reorganized with abnormal connections,” said Baram,

    So how are you going to explain to all of those people you lied to all these years and giving them un-necissary medications that did nothing but dope them up creating lifestyle restrictions and damaging side effects they now have to live and suffer with for the rest of their life?????


    Comment by mkfarnam — July 12, 2011 @ 12:00 AM


    Interestly enough, this study was NOT funded in any pharmaceutical interest, but rather by support from the National Institutes of Health and the French Institute of Health & Medical Research.


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — July 12, 2011 @ 3:00 PM

  4. I read in your quote Phylis that they are starting to use designer meds. Is that correct? What will designer meds do you us? It does not sound that great to me.

    Thank you for the info.


    Comment by ruth brown — July 12, 2011 @ 10:19 PM

  5. Hi All,
    When I was at the Epilepsy conference at NYU in May, Dr Doyle (my surgeon) was explaining how when we medicate, we medicate the whole brain. New research is looking in the possiblity of getting our meds only to the area of the brain that needs them. There’s so much cool stuff on the horizon to wipe this scourge off the face of the earth, we can only hope and pray for a cure


    Comment by Charlie — July 13, 2011 @ 12:51 AM

  6. I don’t want more meds. I need to start living again. I have TLE and have found no helpful doctors or info. Someone please help me help myself.


    Comment by elizabeth arechiga — July 30, 2011 @ 8:08 PM

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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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