Tag Archives: epilepsy

My favorite drug II

Back from cold and rainy refereeing, but followed by exciting 3-2 win by my son’s soccer team, in which he scored the winning goal! New paper just out from Mark Bear’s group at MIT. They have been at the forefront of … Continue reading

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Advances presented at the recent Society for Neuroscience meeting

After 5 intensive days at the annual meeting held this year in New Orleans, things are just getting back to normal around here. Among the >28,000 participants, there were several presentations that particularly caught my eye in the areas of … Continue reading

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Nutritional supplement for rare form of autism?

A mutation in the gene for an enzyme (BCKDK) that blocks the breakdown of certain amino acids has been linked to a very rare form of autism, epilepsy and intellectual disability. Thus, these patients have abnormally low levels of these amino … Continue reading

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Autism-schizophrenia overlap

Thanks to ASDresearchinitiative for pointing out a new article on diseases that are co-morbid with autism. The findings (simplified by me): 19% of ASD patients had epilepsy as compared to 2% in the overall hospital population, 2.4% of ASD with schizophrenia vs. … Continue reading

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