Category: "Prevention"

BREAKTHROUGH: New Treatment Restores Normal Behavior in Mice with Autism

BREAKTHROUGH: New Treatment Restores Normal Behavior in Mice with Autism

Among the problems people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) struggle with are difficulties with social behavior and communication. That can translate to an inability to make friends, engage in routine conversations, or pick up on the social cues that are second nature to most people. Similarly, in a mouse model of ASD, the animals, like […]

Study uses ‘systems genetics’ approach to identify potential target for epilepsy

Study uses ‘systems genetics’ approach to identify potential target for epilepsy

A single gene that coordinates a network of about 400 genes involved in epilepsy could be a target for new treatments, according to research. Epilepsy is a common and serious disease that affects around 50 million people worldwide. The mortality rate among people with epilepsy is two to three times higher than the general population. […]

Researchers Discover New Fragile X Insight

Researchers Discover New Fragile X Insight

Scientists have gained new insight into fragile X syndrome — the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability — by studying the case of a person without the disorder, but with two of its classic symptoms. In patients with fragile X, a key gene is completely disabled, eliminating a protein that regulates electrical signals in […]

Nasal Spray for Memory?

Nasal Spray for Memory?

Insulin Detemir Nasal Spray May Improve Memory in Alzheimer’s Insulin detemir delivered via nasal spray may improve working memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease, according to data from a pilot study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Previous studies have demonstrated the potential benefits of intranasal insulin in adults with […]

RNS – The “Smart Implant” that Helps Control Epilepsy

RNS – The “Smart Implant” that Helps Control Epilepsy

Since 2007, Hood had suffered from debilitating seizures that a powerful mix of medications couldn’t control. Hood, 47, is one of the first people in the nation to get a new device implanted in her brain that monitors for signs of seizures and sends impulses directly to the source to quiet the storm. Before undergoing […]

American Migraine Foundation plans to create Migraine Patient Registry and Biorepository

American Migraine Foundation plans to create Migraine Patient Registry and Biorepository

Migraine affects 36 million Americans, can have a major impact on patients’ quality of life, and even on their relationships. The World Health Organization estimates that migraine is the third most prevalent medical disorder in the world, the 4th most disabling among women and the 7th most disabling overall. Yet, migraine research (and headache research […]

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