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2014-10-30 08:36:07

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is a site for the first worldwide clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of Epidiolex® in children and adolescents with Dravet syndrome, a catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in early infancy. The trial will have two parts, with the first part determining ideal dosage for the drug, and the second part evaluating the drug's safety and efficacy. Beginning this month, the trial will enroll 30...

Researchers Use Zebrafish To Reel In New Epilepsy Treatment
2013-09-03 15:36:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The phrase ‘thinking outside the box’ has become so common these days, it’s almost thought of as an oxymoronic cliché. However, a group of University of California, San Francisco researchers, doing just that, may have stumbled onto a new drug to treat a certain form of childhood epilepsy. Although previous studies have found antihistamines can make seizures worse, the UCSF researchers found that the antihistamine clemizole can...


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