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  1. Researchers propose new explanation for symptoms of fragile X syndrome

    Researchers propose new explanation for symptoms of fragile X syndrome

      Until recently, scientists thought they understood one of the underlying causes of fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability in the United States. The syndrome, which is associated with autism, was believed to be linked primarily to overactivity in a molecular pathway in the brain. But then, in 2014, two large-scale, multinational clinical trials aimed...

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  2. Researchers exploit gene discovery in severe epilepsy to identify precision treatment

    Researchers exploit gene discovery in severe epilepsy to identify precision treatment

    An international team of researchers who discovered a new gene disorder that causes severe childhood epilepsy leveraged that finding to reduce seizures in two children. The collaborators’ case report reflects the potential of precision medicine–applying basic science knowledge to individualize treatment to a patient’s unique genetic profile. “After discovering the disease-causing mutation in two children, we were able to apply...

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  3. Study shows continuous electrical stimulation suppresses seizures in patients with epilepsy

    Study shows continuous electrical stimulation suppresses seizures in patients with epilepsy

    When surgery and medication don’t help people with epilepsy, electrical stimulation of the brain has been a treatment of last resort. Unfortunately, typical approaches, such as vagal nerve stimulation or responsive nerve stimulation, rarely stop seizures altogether. But a new Mayo Clinic study in JAMA Neurology shows that seizures were suppressed in patients treated with continuous electrical stimulation. Epilepsy is...

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