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As many as two-thirds of people with epilepsy face some change in sexual desire, behavior, or activity as a result of their seizures. Even if this kind of problem has affected you, you may not have discussed it with your doctor or someone else who...
William B. Svoboda, MD, is a retired pediatric neurologist. He is the founder and former Director of Via Christi Epilepsy Center of Wichita, Kansas. This series of articles about the effects of epilepsy on children's lives and personalities, and...
What is gene expression? How is it relevant to epilepsy? Genes are the segments of our DNA, or "genetic code," that are used to make proteins, one of the principal components of cells. "Gene expression" is the flow of genetic information from a...
You will probably be asked at some time to participate in a research project, especially if you are treated in an academic medical center. Your initial reaction might be, "Hey, I don't want to be a guinea pig." You also might think of press coverage...
What kinds of things are being studied? Research related to epilepsy is remarkably broad and comprehensive, with programs in numerous university centers worldwide. Ongoing studies involve many scientific disciplines and areas of exploration. For...

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