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childhood absence epilepsy

Study finds genetic basis for drug response in childhood absence epilepsy

NIH-funded research suggests genes may help determine optimal treatments. Consider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy....
Gene silencing

Gene silencing shows promise for treating two fatal neurological disorders

Gene silencing shows promise for treating two fatal neurological disorders NIH-funded preclinical studies suggest the designer drug may treat ALS and spinocerebellar ataxia 2.  In studies...
Monoclonal antibody

Monoclonal antibody cures Marburg infection in monkeys

Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have found that an experimental treatment cured 100 percent of guinea pigs and rhesus monkeys in...
Youth with type 2 diabetes

Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type...

NIH, CDC funded study finds many in both groups quickly develop kidney, nerve, eye diseases. Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney,...