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Speech processing requires bilateral thinking

NYU ECoG Group publishes a new study demonstrating that speech requires both sides of the brain.

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A Phase I, Observational Study of Cannabidiol as a New Treatment for Drug Resistant Epilepsies

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Dr. French and Dr. Devinsky named Top U.S. Specialists in Epilepsy

Leading Doctors and Institutions Identified and Ranked Using Expertscape’s Objective, Data-Driven Healthcare Search Tool. Expertscape.com has recognized Dr. French and Dr. Devinsky as the top individual specialists focusing on the research and treatment of epilepsy.

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Keeping Families Connected

We are pleased to announce that FACES has recently received 25 free memberships to a special Medic Alert program funded by Amie’s Place Foundation.

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'A defibrillator for the brain' tested in N.J. helps control epilepsy’

The Department of Neurosurgery and the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Medical Center are thrilled to announce a long anticipated surgical approach to the management of treatment resistant epilepsy.

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Draft 2014 Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research

NINDS (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) welcomes public comment on DRAFT 2014 Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research. Please view and comment by November 4, 2014.

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A Genetic Discovery from the Epi4k Consortium and Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project

Preliminary results of the DNA analysis for the group with severe epilepsy (infantile spasms and Lennox-Gastaut) have found that at least 15% of cases can be explained by an identifiable gene mutation. This could lead to an early screening test, or a specific therapeutic intervention in these cases.

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Where MRI Meets Epilepsy Treatment

Heath Pardoe, PhD, of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, writes about using MRIs to improve treatment for epilepsy for The Conversation, an Australian online magazine.

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New Epilepsy Tactic: Fight Inflammation

“In November 2008, when he was just 6, William Moller had his first epileptic seizure, during a reading class at school. For about 20 seconds, he simply froze in place, as if someone had pressed a pause button. He could not respond to his teacher...”

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Are Clinical Trials Safe? by Jacqueline French, MD

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NAEC 2012 Center Designation Result

New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is recognized by the NAEC as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.


ABC Good Morning America

“A Mothers Mystery” By Clayton Sandel, A woman disappears for hours, then leaves children in a van and walks 12 miles into Denver. She says she doesn’t remember any of it. Orrin Devinsky, MD, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, is interviewed.

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Best Doctors 2011 - New York Magazine

Congratulations to Orrin Devinsky, MD, Jacqueline French, MD, Souhel Najjar, MD, Steven Pacia, MD and Howard Weiner, MD for being featured in New York Magazine

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In the Grip of the Unknown - Newsweek

Jerry Adler writes an article about Dr. Devinsky and the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center's involvement in the lives of adult and pediatric patients.

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My Mysterious Lost Month of Madness - NY Post

Dr. Souhel Najjar of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is featured in the New York Post article, “My mysterious lost month of madness” after diagnosing the first case ever of NMDAR encephalitis at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Howard Weiner Performs Groundbreaking Surgery for Tuberous Sclerosis - Doctors TV


Questions for the President from Orrin Devinsky, MD - ABC Health


Seizure Safety and Risk by Daniel Friedman, MD

Learn about seizure first aid, seizure related injuries, strategies for prevention, epilepsy and driving, seizure-related mortality and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

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