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Tag: epilepsy

August 2017

Innovative tool allows for virtual experiments on mouse brain

by  /  4 August 2017

New software transforms mouse brain scans into a virtual brain that scientists can manipulate.

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July 2017

Cannabis compound quells seizures in severe epilepsy syndrome

by  /  26 July 2017

A component of marijuana called cannabidiol eases seizures in children with Dravet syndrome.

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Week of JulyJul
17th
2017

Valproate ban; hearing voices; adult autism and more

by  /  21 July 2017

A movement to ban valproate during pregnancy gains a foothold in France, people with auditory hallucinations seek to demedicalize the experience, and adults on the spectrum speak out.

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June 2017
Week of JuneJun
26th
2017

Rogue poop; ancestral autism; travel limbo and more

by  /  30 June 2017

A Tampa clinic goes rogue with fecal transplants, autism’s genetic ancestry traces to our deep past, and the U.S. Supreme Court revives the travel ban.

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Medley of medical problems may precede autism features

by  /  21 June 2017

Children with autism are more likely than their neurotypical peers to have any of a host of medical conditions.

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Week of JuneJun
5th
2017

Injury risk; stem-cell start; food faces

by  /  9 June 2017

People with autism are at high risk of death from injury, China starts a clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells, and individuals with autism have trouble seeing faces in food.

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May 2017
Week of MayMay
22nd
2017

Budget backlash; legend lost; migratory minds

by  /  26 May 2017

Proposed cuts to biomedical research in the United States spark outrage, the autism research community has lost a legend in Isabelle Rapin, and scientists like to move around.

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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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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

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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