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  1. Big data helps discover gephyrin protein’s connection in human history, epilepsy

    Big data helps discover gephyrin protein’s connection in human history, epilepsy

    Big data: It’s a term we read and hear about often, but is hard to grasp. Computer scientists at Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Engineering & Applied Science tackled some big data about an important protein and discovered its connection in human history as well as clues about its role in complex neurological diseases. Through a novel method...

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  2. Study: Blood test may help diagnose Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women

    Study: Blood test may help diagnose Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women

    A blood test may shed new light on Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women, according to a new study published in the March 25, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Fragile X is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and the most frequent genetic cause of autism. Fragile X,...

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  3. Antibiotic pills ‘can hurt unborn baby': Common drug linked to cerebral palsy and epilepsy

    Antibiotic pills ‘can hurt unborn baby': Common drug linked to cerebral palsy and epilepsy

      Erythromycin is an antibiotic given for urinary and chest infections Is prescribed during recurrent illness or for people allergic to penicillin Researchers called for a safety review but stressed increased risk is small  Overall, study found antibiotics taken during pregnancy were safe Pregnant women have been warned that a type of antibiotic could harm their unborn baby. Researchers from...

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