Category: "Epilepsy Syndromes"

MS: Stem cell transplants more effective than mitoxantrone drug

MS: Stem cell transplants more effective than mitoxantrone drug

Stem cell transplants may be more effective than the drug mitoxantrone for people with severe cases of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study published in the February 11, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study involved 21 people whose disability due to MS had […]

Finding a Switch for Epilepsy

Finding a Switch for Epilepsy

Computer Model Creates Dragnet for Epilepsy Genes, Filters Genese for “Switch” An international team of scientists together with the University of Bonn Hospital have taken a new path in the research into causes of epilepsy: The researchers determined the networks of the active genes and — like a dragnet — looked for the “main perpetrators” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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