Daily Archives: August 11, 2012

Early Life Stress, Epilepsy and Gender

Early-life stress is associated with gender-based vulnerability to epileptogenesis in rat pups. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22880055 During development, the risk of developing mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) increases when the developing brain is exposed to more than one insult in early life. Early … Continue reading

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Singing Mice and Autism

Of Mice and Melodies Research on language gene seeks to uncover the origins of the singing mouse http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/news/feature-stories/2012/of-mice-and-melodies Singing mice (scotinomys teguina) are not your average lab rats. Their fur is tawny brown instead of the common white albino strain; … Continue reading

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