SAXS-CT and brain disorders

 

thumb_saxct_webResearchers including members from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new method for making detailed X-ray images of brain cells. The method, called SAXS-CT, can map the myelin sheaths of nerve cells, which are important for conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. The results have been published in the scientific journal, NeuroImage.

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New Gene identified - predisposes to both Autism and Epilepsy

Researchers from the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) have identified a new gene that predisposes people to both autism and epilepsy.

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Link Between Fragile X Syndrome And Epilepsy

Researchers have now discovered a potential mechanism that may contribute to the link between epilepsy and fragile X syndrome.

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Evidence Review Of Interventions For Autism

Three review articles in the May 2011 issue of Pediatrics (published online April 4) examine the scientific evidence behind medical, behavioral and developmental interventions for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The studies, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, examined research published between 2000 and May 2010 on ASD interventions for children ages 12 and younger. Researchers found strong evidence for a few treatments, but also a critical need for additional studies to pinpoint specific approaches that are most effective for individual children. 

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Antiinflammatory treatment for epilepsy

Researchers at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan, Italy led by Mattia Maroso and colleagues have found that giving mice repeated doses of a specific enzyme inhibitor significantly reduced both chronic epileptic activity and acute seizures.

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