Medtronic has published detailed results for the first time of a 5-year trial for deep brain stimulation therapy in treatment-resistant epilepsy. The device giant has said that it will make another run at an FDA approval for its DBS device in that indication.
Investigators at Scripps Translational Science Institute say they have identified the genetic trigger for a rare and potentially lethal form of epilepsy.
Boston Children's Hospital has unveiled a new magnetoencephalography system that records, measures and maps electrical activity in an infant's brain which could be critical in understanding a number of disorders, including epilepsy.
Researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine used a form of gene sequencing to identify mutations that appear to be behind a type of epilepsy disorder.
Epilepsy devicemaker NeuroSigma filed to raise up to $50 million in an IPO, while ReWalk--whose mobile exoskeletons were recently approved by the FDA--set IPO terms to raise $50 million.
NeuroPace's implantable neurostimulator will receive new technology add-on payments from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in recognition of its clinical benefits compared to older therapies for the treatment of uncontrolled epilepsy in adults.
A new epilepsy treatment from Belgian drugmaker UCB helped reduce the rate of seizures in a Phase III trial, the company said, setting the stage for an FDA application and a shot at widening its footprint in the field.
The $40 million Department of Defense research program into restoring memory will use NeuroPace's implantable neurostimulator, a move that the company said could help it expand the product's indications beyond epilepsy.
President Obama's Brain Initiative awarded millions to University of California researchers to develop mini brain implants that treat Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.
The FDA has rejected Acorda Therapeutics' nasal spray for epilepsy, throwing a wrench in the biotech's plan for a quick trip to the market with its orphan drug.