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2011-07-29 13:06:51

A new epilepsy gene, LGI2, has been found in the Lagotto Romagnolo dogs, known from their gift for truffle hunting. The gene discovery made by Professor Hannes Lohi and his research group at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Research Center offers a new candidate gene for human benign childhood epilepsies characterized by seizure remission. The research will be published in the prestigious scientific journal PLoS Genetics on July 28. Epilepsy is the most common neurological...

2011-07-29 06:27:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Truffle hunting dogs may be the answer in treating benign childhood epilepsies. Professor Hannes Lohi and his research group at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhalsan Research Center may have discovered a new candidate gene for human childhood epilepsies characterized by seizure emission.  Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which an individual has repeated convulsions over time as a result of disturbed brain activity. This disease occurs when permanent changes in...


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2008-05-27 16:37:00

The Lagotto Romagnolo is a gun dog from Italy traditionally used as a water retriever. The breed originated in the lowlands of the Romagna sub-region of Italy and has a natural instinct for working and hunting. The Lagotto generally stands 16 to 19 inches tall and weighs 24 to 35 pounds. It has a thick, curly wooly coat which is usually white, cream, or brown, but can be brown with orange patches or roan. It has large, round, dark eyes. The breed is primarily bred as a retriever and...

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