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Using a Virus to Treat Disease

Using a Virus to Treat Disease

New virus-based method opens wide range of options to treat various diseases The ability to switch disease-causing genes on and off remains a dream for many physicians, research scientists and patients. Research teams from across the world are busy turning this dream into a reality, incuding a team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin […]

Epilepsy Neurology / Neuroscience Pediatrics / Children’s Health Childhood-onset epilepsy has long-term effects on patients’ health and social status

Epilepsy Neurology / Neuroscience Pediatrics / Children’s Health Childhood-onset epilepsy has long-term effects on patients’ health and social status

Children and adolescents with epilepsy experience significant long-term socioeconomic consequences and higher personal health care costs. The findings come from a study that followed young epilepsy patients until 30 years of age. The study – which included more than 11,000 Danish youths with epilepsy and more than 23,000 controls – found that people with epilepsy, […]

Autism Epilepsy Links between autism and epilepsy deepen

Autism Epilepsy Links between autism and epilepsy deepen

Over recent years, medical research has uncovered a number of links between autism and epilepsy. The latest study investigating this relationship demonstrates that having a relative with epilepsy is a risk factor for autism. Family links between autism and epilepsy The new study, published this week in Neurology, investigates whether having a relative with epilepsy […]

Coping with epilepsy: Planning ahead for a child’s future

Coping with epilepsy: Planning ahead for a child’s future

Bob and Pam’s daughter Jessica began having seizures on her second day of life. Over the years that followed, she continued to experience seizures and developmental delays, but her doctors were unable to provide a definitive diagnosis. Her family finally received answers when, at age six, she was diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a rare […]

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