Category: "Epilepsy Syndromes"

Big data helps discover gephyrin protein’s connection in human history, epilepsy

Big data helps discover gephyrin protein’s connection in human history, epilepsy

Big data: It’s a term we read and hear about often, but is hard to grasp. Computer scientists at Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Engineering & Applied Science tackled some big data about an important protein and discovered its connection in human history as well as clues about its role in complex neurological […]

Study: Blood test may help diagnose Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women

Study: Blood test may help diagnose Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women

A blood test may shed new light on Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women, according to a new study published in the March 25, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Fragile X is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and the most frequent genetic […]

Researchers discover new cause to explain development of temporal lobe epilepsy

Researchers discover new cause to explain development of temporal lobe epilepsy

Epilepsy is a very prevalent neurological disorder. Approximately one-third of patients are resistant to currently available therapies. A team of researchers under the guidance of the Institute of Cellular Neurosciences at the University of Bonn has discovered a new cause to explain the development of temporal lobe epilepsy: At an early stage, astrocytes are uncoupled […]

Quest Diagnostics to provide whole exome sequencing service to diagnose neurological disorders

Quest Diagnostics to provide whole exome sequencing service to diagnose neurological disorders

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced the availability of Neurome™, a whole exome sequencing service designed to aid the diagnosis of rare neurological disorders in pediatric populations. Personalis, Inc., a leading genomics-based diagnostic laboratory, developed and performs the lab-developed test exclusively for Quest Diagnostics. Neurome is the […]

When Seizures are Disguised as Panic Attacks

When Seizures are Disguised as Panic Attacks

Excerpt from original article via Daily Mail UK ‘Panic attacks are extremely common, with one in ten of us thought to suffer from them at least occasionally. Louise Thomas – and her doctors – were convinced she was one of the millions affected. A panic attack typically causes a faster heartbeat, dizziness, nausea and an […]

Diagnosing  Autism with Saliva

Diagnosing Autism with Saliva

Proteins In Saliva May Help Diagnose Autism Since earlier diagnosis of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may lead to earlier therapies and treatments which can improve functional outcomes, the search has been ongoing for a biological marker which defines the disorder. Without such a marker, medical professionals use their clinical acumen to evaluate behavioral patterns […]

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