Research Articles on Dravet Syndrome

Feb 2013 W. Ma, J. Berg, and G. Yellen: Ketogenic Diet Metabolites Reduce Firing in Central Neurons by Opening KATP Channels
Feb 2013 A. Bender, H. Natola, G. Holmes, R. Scott, P. Lenck-Santini: Focal Scn1a knockdown induces cognitive impairment without seizures
Nov 2012 I. Ohmoria, M. Ouchidab, K. Kobayashic, Y. Jitsumorib, A. Moria, H. Michiuea, T. Nishikia, Y. Ohtsukac, H. Matsuia: CACNA1A variants may modify the epileptic phenotype of Dravet syndrome
Nov 2012 H. Greiner, P. Horn, K. Holland, J. Collins, A. Hershey, T. Glauser: mRNA blood expression patterns in new-onset idiopathic pediatric epilepsy
Mar 2012 David N. Ruskin and Susan A. Masino: The nervous system and metabolic dysregulation: emerging evidence converges on ketogenic diet therapy
Feb 2012 F Nicita MD, G Ragusa MD, L Papetti MD, F Ursitti, M Duse MD, Al Spalice MD, PhD: The sodium channel α1 subunit (SCN1A)-related epileptic phenotypes
Nov 2011 Pierre Genton, Reana Velizarova, and Charlotte Dravet: Dravet syndrome: The long-term outcome
Oct 2010 Sooky Koh, MD, PhD: Novel Therapies to Block Epileptogenesis in Dravet Syndrome Mice
Oct 2009 Jack Parent, MD: Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) to Study Ion Channel Mutations that Cause Dravet Syndrome
Sept 2009 Elson So, MD: Editorial on Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
Oct 2009 Andrew Escagy, PhD: Genetics Based Research on Treatment Resistant Epilepsy

News on Dravet syndrome and related epilepsies

Feb 2015 Lung Fluid Buildup ‘Could Play A Role In Sudden Unexpected Death In Epilepsy’
Feb 2015 Benefits and Complications of the Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy
Feb 2015 : Beyond SCN1A – Copy Number Variations in fever-associated epilepsies
Feb 2015 Sun Pharma recalls 3,263 bottles of epilepsy drug in US
Feb 2015 Vaccines Found Not To Cause Epileptic Seizures In Children
Feb 2015 1 in 5 adults with epilepsy suffer severe ADHD symptoms
Feb 2015 World Health Organization to prioritise epilepsy worldwide
Feb 2015 Neuroscientists make major breakthrough in epilepsy study
Feb 2015 Doctors Call On DEA To Reschedule Marijuana For Medical Research Purposes
Feb 2015 When to Educate Epilepsy Patients, Caregivers about Sudden Death Risk
Feb 2015 Neurological Disorders ‘Can Negatively Impact Siblings Of Affected Children’
Feb 2015 An Epilepsy Tracker so beautiful it could be sold in an Apple store
Feb 2015,uk: Growing Heart Cells For Epilepsy Patients?
Jan 2015 : A New Strategy To Protect The Brain From Seizures
Jan 2015 Sequencing for developmental disorders on a national level – the DDD(UK) study
Jan 2015 : Scientists Locate ‘Gene That Regulates Epilepsy’
Jan 2015 Sleeping on stomach may increase risk of sudden death in epilepsy
Jan 2015 Recurrent Status Epilepticus Patients ‘Require More Tailored Treatment’
Jan 2015 ILAE announces a new definition of epilepsy
Jan 2015 SCN8A encephalopathy – and how it differs from Dravet Syndrome
Dec 2014 Lean In: Abby Hemani, attorney
Dec 2014 Reduced language connectivity in pediatric epilepsy
Dec 2014 These are the top 10 epilepsy genes of 2014
Dec 2014 Prolonged Seizures During Childhood May Not Necessarily Damage the Brain
Dec 2014 Here are five AES abstracts you should know about
Dec 2014 Underlying Heart Problems ‘Could Explain SUDEP’
Dec 2014 Beyond the Ion Channel – and back
Dec 2014 A CRISPR Way To Fix Faulty Genes
Dec 2014 New effort underway to help people living with epilepsy
Dec 2014 Brain-heart connection: U-M scientists take on deadly epilepsy with new $3.3M grant
Dec 2014 CWRU leads multicenter research on sudden epilepsy deaths; project awarded $27.3 million grant
Dec 2014 Behavioral, Intellectual Problems Challenge Epileptic Kids
Oct 2014 Tarantula venom illuminates electrical activity in live cells
Oct 2014 New alarm system to combat SUDEP
Sept 2014 Finally, Some Hard Science on Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy Patients
Aug 2014 The common variants in our genome that predispose to epilepsy – the ILAE GWAS
July 2014 PubMed: Ictal ontogeny in Dravet syndrome.
July 2014 Mislabeling Causes Ibuprofen, Oxcarbazepine Recall
July 2014 Marijuana extract becomes legal for epilepsy treatment
July 2014 Certain AEDs May Pose Increased Risk of Aseptic Meningitis
June 2014 FDA and marijuana
June 2014 : Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: Assessing the public health burden
June 2014 Pr. Ingrid Scheffer receives Queen’s Birthday Honours
June 2014 : Predicting epileptic seizures in advance is possible, research says
June 2014 : Molecule show potential in epilepsy drug monitoring
June 2014 : Anti-epilepsy drug phenobarbital stunts neuronal growth
May 2014 Why you need to know what EGI stands for
May 2014 The Autism-Epilepsy Connection (Op-Ed)
May 2014 : Surprise! Lorazepam, diazepam are similarly beneficial in pediatric status epilepticus
May 2014 New pill developed to suppress epilepsy seizures
May 2014 : Sudden epileptic deaths linked to drop in heart rate
May 2014 : Cannabidiol: Pharmacology and potential therapeutic role in epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders
May 2014 : The case for medical marijuana in epilepsy
May 2014 The case for assessing cannabidiol in epilepsy
May 2014 Effect of the keto diet on blood vessels – cause for concern?
May 2014 Novel intranasal spray treats seizures in early stages
Mar 2014 Easing Epilepsy with Battery Power
Mar 2014 Orphan drug designation spurs trials for cannabidiol in Dravet syndrome
Feb 2014 Experimental brain implant can suppress seizures ‘in 0.8 seconds’
Feb 2014 DSF position statement on CBD
Feb 2014 Parents Eye Drug With Marijuana Component to Treat Child Epilepsy
Feb 2014 The Role Of Diet And Metabolism In Epilepsy: Fruit Fly Study Promises Hope For Treating Seizures
Feb 2014 Are we failing to provide adequate rescue medication to children at risk of prolonged convulsive seizures in schools?
Feb 2014 The familial risk of epilepsy – revisited
Feb 2014 Next-level mutation classifiers and 3′UTR variants in Dravet Syndrome
Feb 2014 Long-term course of Dravet syndrome: A study from an epilepsy center in Japan (abstract)
Feb 2014 Emergency management of febrile status epilepticus: Results of the FEBSTAT study
Feb 2014 Marijuana-Derived Epilepsy Drug in Clinical Trial for Children with Uncontrolled Seizures
Feb 2014 Metabolism And Brain Activity Linked
Jan 2014 The wearable device that could text you when your loved one has a seizure
Jan 2014 Study finds epileptic activity spreads in new way
Jan 2014 Epilepsy experts call for more research into medical marijuana Read more here:
Jan 2014 European epilepsy consortium identifies new gene for severe childhood epilepsy
Jan 2014 New York’s Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution
Jan 2014 Smartphone EEG to diagnose epilepsy in poor nations
Jan 2014 Dietary treatments of epilepsy are now safer and easier
Jan 2014 CACNA2D2, the ducky mouse, and what it takes to be an epilepsy gene
Jan 2014 The story of Dravet Syndrome Foundation
Jan 2014 Studies highlight benefits and risks of ketogenic diet for refractory epilepsy
Jan 2014 Modifier genes in Dravet Syndrome: where to look and how to find them
Jan 2014 Story of a genetic shape-shifter: SCN2A in benign seizures, autism and epileptic encephalopathy
Dec 2013 High-resolution molecular genomic autopsy reveals complex sudden unexpected death in epilepsy risk profile (abstract)
Dec 2013 Anesthetic drugs for status epilepticus linked with death, infection risk
Dec 2013 Does The Ketogenic Diet Affect Growth?
Dec 2013 New epilepsy genes involved in epigenetics
Dec 2013 Scientists identify important new genes for epilepsy
Dec 2013 FDA warns of serious skin reactions with the anti-seizure drug Onfi (clobazam) and has approved label changes
Dec 2013 Effects of epilepsy treatments on sleep architecture and daytime sleepiness: An evidence-based review of objective sleep metrics (abstract)
Nov 2013 From unaffected to Dravet Syndrome – extreme SCN1A phenotypes in a large GEFS+ family
Nov 2013 Meta-Analysis Points To High Stiripentol Success Rate In Dravet Syndrome
Nov 2013 Study Identifies Pediatric Patients Most Likely to Have Long-term Damage from Prolonged Seizures
Nov 2013 Calcium And Vitamin D ‘Help Slow AED-Led Bone Loss’
Nov 2013 Important Breakthrough In Identifying Effect Of Epilepsy Treatment Read more at
Oct 2013 NINDS: 2014 NINDS Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research
Oct 2013 17q12 microduplication syndrome
Oct 2013 Zebrafish in the swim as research animals
Aug 2013 Global team identifies new genes behind severe childhood epilepsy
July 2013 Marijuana stops child’s severe seizure
July 2013 Levetiracetam may reduce post-traumatic epilepsy risk in children
July 2013 Anxiety associated with structural brain differences in children with epilepsy