Trends in Epilepsy Research
Migrating partial seizures of infancy (MPSI) is a severe epilepsy syndrome that affects infants within the first six months of birth. It is characterized by focal seizures that originate from various regions in the brain, migrate to other regions and evolve into near-continuous episodes.
A recent study published in the Annals of Neurology by Dr. Lennart Mucke’s team at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease in the University of California at San Francisco demonstrates that genetic ablation of tau in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome reverses most of the symptoms.
A study by Nakamura et al, published in the September 2013 issue of Neurology explores the association between SCN2A mutations and severe forms of early onset epileptic encephalopathies (EOEE).