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2012-05-02 13:29:29

Work by IRB Barcelona researchers will further the study of neurodegenerative diseases such as Lafora progressive myoclonic epilepsy Collaborative research by groups headed by scientists Joan J. Guinovart and Marco Milán at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has revealed conclusive evidence about the harmful effects of the accumulation of glucose chains (glycogen) in fly and mouse neurons. These two animal models will allow scientists to address the...

2006-01-25 15:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young adults with generalized epilepsy of unknown origin have a four-fold excess risk of having type 1 diabetes, according to findings published in the Annals of Neurology. Generalized epilepsies of unknown origin, also referred to as "idiopathic" epilepsies, represent about 30 percent of all patients with epilepsy, report Dr. Dougall McCorry, from the Walton Center for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK, and colleagues. "Both idiopathic generalized...


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