BrainFest 400

January 17 - 18

 

This weekend at the Science Centre come celebrate your grey matter at BRAINFest!

 

Learn how your brain thinks, processes sensory information, and perceives the world around you. Have fun improving your memory, confusing your senses, and testing your abilities through interactive activities for the entire family.

 

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SCN

Epilepsy Durham Region received a magnificent donation of $5,000 from SCN Industrial Inc. We met some lovely gentlemen at the SCN Industrial Inc. Ajax location who encouraged their company to donate this Christmas season to a local grassroots agency. Words cannot describe what this kindness means to this organization. $5,000 ensures that we are able to combat the challenges that are associated with Epilepsy; helping children to feel included and cherished, helping moms and dads to sleep well, and helping families on whole feel at peace.

 

Merry Christmas to our new friends at SCN Industrial Inc. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Being an epilepsy surgeon is an extremely satisfying specialty. It is a unique privilege to be able to operate on someone's brain and, in many cases, cure a seizure disorder that some patients have had their whole lives.

 

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MINNEAPOLIS – Diets high in fat and low in carbohydrates, such as the ketogenic or modified Atkins diet, may reduce seizures in adults with tough-to-treat epilepsy, according to a review of the research published in the October 29, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

 

Epilepsy is a nervous system disorder in which the nerve cells in the brain work abnormally, causing seizures. About 50 million people have epilepsy worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

 

"We need new treatments for the 35 percent of people with epilepsy whose seizures are not stopped by medications," said study author Pavel Klein, M.B., B.Chir., of the Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center in Bethesda, Md., and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. "The ketogenic diet is often used in children, but little research has been done on how

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