Epilepsy linked to disruption of brain development

The Autism News | English By Times of India Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) say that a form of partial epilepsy, which is associated with auditory and other sensory hallucinations, may result from the disruption of brain development during early childhood. The researchers claim that their findings provide the first genetic link between childhood brain development and a seizure disorder that lasts throughout adulthood, and also identify a new pathway that controls how neuron circuits are “pruned” and matured. “During early childhood – roughly between the ages of one and five – the brain undergoes a period of major circuit remodeling,” Nature magazine quoted senior author Dr.

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