Chuck Carmen wrote a new post, The long anticipated structure of an ion channel reveals how excited neurons settle down, on the site EpilepsyU 21 hours, 10 minutes ago
Within the brain, some neurons fire off hundreds of signals per second, and after ramping up for such a barrage, they need to relax and reset. A particular type of ion channel helps bring them down, ensuring […]
EpilepsyUni wrote a new post, Anteroinferior encephalocele a rare but important epilepsy cause, on the site EpilepsyU 1 day ago
Clinicians should actively search for anteroinferior encephaloceles in patients with treatment-refractory epilepsy, say researchers.
Reporting in Neurology, Ritva Vanninen (Kuopio University Hospital, Finland) […]
Chuck Carmen wrote a new post, Exergaming improves physical and mental fitness in children with autism spectrum disorders, on the site EpilepsyU 1 week, 3 days ago
A study conducted by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston says games used for exercising can improve physical and mental fitness in children with autism spectrum disorders.
The study, written by […]
Chuck Carmen wrote a new post, UCI researchers find biomarker for autism that may aid diagnostics, on the site EpilepsyU 1 week, 5 days ago
By identifying a key signaling defect within a specific membrane structure in all cells, University of California, Irvine researchers believe, they have found both a possible reliable biomarker for diagnosing […]
Chuck Carmen wrote a new post, Genetic analysis supports prediction that spontaneous rare mutations cause half of autism cases, on the site EpilepsyU 1 week, 5 days ago
A team led by researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) this week publishes in PNAS a new analysis of data on the genetics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). One commonly held theory is that autism […]
Consumption of an unhealthy Western diet characterized by meat, hamburgers, chips, and soft drinks, may reduce the volume of the left hippocampus, whereas a healthy diet of fresh vegetables and fish may increase […]