Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Study discovers how genetic mutations contribute to adult epilepsy

Study discovers how genetic mutations contribute to adult epilepsy

Massachusetts [US], May 2 (ANI): About 1 in 26 people have epilepsy, and the most common type, temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), is frequently ineffectively treated with anti-seizure drugs. Neurosurgery may be necessary for patients with this type of epilepsy in order to stop their seizures. Uncertainty surrounds the causes and course of the disease, as […]

A veterinary neurologist’s clinical approach to epilepsy

A veterinary neurologist’s clinical approach to epilepsy

A 7-year-old male castrated golden retriever presented for seizures which started 4 weeks prior. He had 8 grand mal, tonic-clonic seizures in that time, and had been normal between seizures at home. Complete physical and neurological examinations were unremarkable. A complete blood count (CBC), chemistry analysis, urinalysis, and thyroid level performed 2 weeks prior to […]

Hope for Our Zebra

Hope for Our Zebra

Alumni family takes on rare disease research to cure their child. There’s an old saying in medicine when diagnosing patients: “When you hear hoof-beats, think horses, not zebras.” But our sweet baby boy, Tristan, is a zebra. He’s one of only 50 in the world. There are 20,000 genes and 3.2 billion nucleotides, and he […]

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