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Predicting epileptic seizures with 82 percent accuracy

Predicting epileptic seizures with 82 percent accuracy

This latest approach to managing the disease uses big data and algorithms.

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A father's search finds reason for daughter's epilepsy

A father's search finds reason for daughter's epilepsy

Michael Hammer's daughter, Shay, died on March 1, 2011, at age 15 while he was researching the genetic cause of her severe early-onset epilepsy.

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A father's search finds reason for daughter's epilepsy

A father's search finds reason for daughter's epilepsy

At 6 months old, the signs of Shay Emma Hammer's epilepsy were subtle - eye blinks and tremors in her tiny hands. She missed developmental milestones - rolling over, sitting up, crawling, walking.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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A father's search finds reason for daughter's epilepsy

A father's search finds reason for daughter's epilepsy

Research scientist Michael Hammer, center, has identified the genetic source of epilepsy for 7 of 10 teenage patients in an initial study, a breakthrough that could lead to treatment for the severe form of childhood epilepsy that took the life of Hammer's teenage daughter. He is with Laurel …

June 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Minimally invasive epilepsy surgery available in Tucson

Physicians at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus are now offering minimally invasive MRI-guided brain surgery for epilepsy patients.

June 01, 2012 10:44 amLoading…

Nonprofit was dad's lifeline after kids' diagnoses

Nearly 10 years ago, life for Doug Mance and his family came to a crossroads when two of his daughters suddenly had seizures. He found a bridge in the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona.

March 11, 2010 12:00 am Related

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Nonprofit was dad's lifeline after daughters' diagnoses

Nonprofit was dad's lifeline after daughters' diagnoses

Nearly 10 years ago, life for Doug Mance and his family came to a crossroads when two of his daughters suddenly had seizures. He found a bridge in the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona.

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