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  1. New mechanism discovered behind infant epilepsy

    New mechanism discovered behind infant epilepsy

    Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have discovered a new explanation for severe early infant epilepsy. Mutations in the gene encoding the protein KCC2 can cause the disease, hereby confirming an earlier theory. The findings are being published in the journal Nature Communications. Through large-scale genetic...

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  2. Why are Girls Diagnosed with Autism Less than Boys?

    Why are Girls Diagnosed with Autism Less than Boys?

    According to research, girls are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) less commonly than boys–a fact attributed to unique underlying genetic and neurobiological characteristics in girls and boys with ASD. However, identifying behavioral differences between the sexes within ASD has been problematic as well as controversial. Based on recent data,...

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