Epilepsy

Epilepsy Research News: Common Epilepsies Share Genetic Overlap with Rare Types

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(SOURCE: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER) – Precision medicine-based therapy may apply to a wider range of epilepsies. An international study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian has found that several genes previously implicated only in rare, severe forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute to common forms of the disorder. “Our findings raise hopes that […]

Epilepsy

Epileptic Encephalopathy Research News: Gene discovered to cause rare, severe neurological disease

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(Source: McGill University) – Epileptic encephalopathy linked to protein trafficking gene. Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells. The scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University, led by Peter McPherson, along with collaborators in Saudi […]