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What is gene expression? How is it relevant to epilepsy? Genes are the segments of our DNA, or "genetic code," that are used to make proteins, one of the principal components of cells. "Gene expression" is the flow of genetic information from a...
You will probably be asked at some time to participate in a research project, especially if you are treated in an academic medical center. Your initial reaction might be, "Hey, I don't want to be a guinea pig." You also might think of press coverage...
What kinds of things are being studied? Research related to epilepsy is remarkably broad and comprehensive, with programs in numerous university centers worldwide. Ongoing studies involve many scientific disciplines and areas of exploration. For...
Neurologists now clearly recognize that changes in seizure frequency parallel the menstrual cycle in many women, and new approaches are emerging to help women deal with these changes. Neurologists are also learning that birth control pills often do...
There are three basic kinds of camps for children and youths with epilepsy. Most of them are co-ed, meaning that while campers are segregated by gender during sleeping hours, they commingle for most programs and meals. Some epilepsy foundations,...

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