Category: "Childhood Epilepsy"

AAN responds to IOM report, pledges to improve quality of life for epilepsy patients

AAN responds to IOM report, pledges to improve quality of life for epilepsy patients

This is AAN’s response to the new IOM study and report that came out on March 30, entitled, “Epilepsy across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding” See video below. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest organization of neurologists, is pledging to work with the entire epilepsy community to improve the quality of […]

Vaccines for measles may not increase risk of febrile seizures in 4-6 year olds

Vaccines for measles may not increase risk of febrile seizures in 4-6 year olds

Vaccines for measles were not associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures among 4-6 year olds during the six weeks after vaccination, according to a study by the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center that appears in the current issue of Pediatrics. Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the study of 86,750 children follows an earlier study published in […]

New Genes Discovered That Cause Baraitser-Winter Syndrome, A Brain Malformation

New Genes Discovered That Cause Baraitser-Winter Syndrome, A Brain Malformation

We are so excited about all the latest developments in gene discovery and therapy! Scientists from Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the University of Washington, in collaboration with the Genomic Disorders Group Nijmegen in the Netherlands, have identified two new genes that cause Baraitser-Winter syndrome, a rare brain malformation that is characterized by droopy eyelids […]

Ring-Like Protein Complex Helps Ensure Accurate Protein Production

Ring-Like Protein Complex Helps Ensure Accurate Protein Production

In fairy tales, magic rings endow their owners with special abilities: the ring makes the wearer invisible, fulfils his wishes, or otherwise helps the hero on the path to his destiny. Similarly, a ring-like structure found in a protein complex called ‘Elongator’ has led researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, […]

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