Tag: epilepsy

May 2017
Opinion

Hallucinations unusually common in adults with autism

by ,  /  24 May 2017

Negative experiences, such as being bullied or socially isolated, may lead to hallucinations.

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News

Rare form of autism shows unique pattern of regression

by  /  24 May 2017

More than 40 percent of children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome lose skills they once had, beginning, on average, at age 6.

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Week of MayMay
1st
2017
News / Spotted

Funding future; vaccine politics; health connections

by ,  /  5 May 2017

The National Institutes of Health receives a $2 billion boost, politicians who propagate anti-vaccine views are fueling outbreaks, and a new report highlights preventable conditions associated with autism.

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April 2017
Week of AprilApr
24th
2017
News / Spotted

Senate support; brain boom; spectrum of support

by  /  28 April 2017

Scott Gottlieb is poised to become chief of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, neuroscience research has blossomed over the past decade, and new grants support adults with autism.

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March 2017
News

In trials, repurposed drug shows promise for autism

by  /  27 March 2017

A drug used to treat excessive swelling seems to ease autism features in some children on the spectrum.

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February 2017
News / Toolbox

With bright tricks, light leaves brain forever changed

by  /  17 February 2017

Using flashes of light, scientists can spark seizures, tweak cell junctions and motivate mice from afar.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
13th
2017
News / Spotted

Editing history; shot talk; catch of the day

by  /  17 February 2017

The Broad Institute can keep its CRISPR patents, Trump’s vaccine safety panel may be back on, and a drug discovered in fish eases seizures in children.

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News

Distinct mutations in sodium channel trigger autism, epilepsy

by  /  8 February 2017

Some mutations in a gene called SCN2A make neurons less excitable and are linked to autism; others have the opposite effect and may cause seizures during infancy.

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January 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Exploring the hidden world of inhibitory brain signals

by ,  /  24 January 2017

Scientists have discovered more than 100 new proteins at junctions in the brain that dampen neuronal activity.

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News

Diverse causes of autism converge on common gene signature

by  /  23 January 2017

The brains of people with autism show a distinct molecular signature that reflects alterations in how genes are pieced together and expressed.

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