Human Gene Variant Produces Attention Deficit Disorder-like Problems In Mice

Human gene variant produces attention deficit disorder-like problems in mice

Mutant mice are providing scientists with a new neurobiological framework to understand the brain changes observed in distractible humans who carry a common gene variant whose frequency has been associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The scientists demonstrate that mice that express the variant adopt an inattentive phenotype similar to that seen in humans.
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Some Types Of Epilepsy May Be Associated With Worse Quality Of Life

Some types of epilepsy may be associated with worse quality of life

A new study suggests that people with epilepsy associated with head injuries, especially the type not well controlled by medication, are more likely to have other health conditions like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), back pain and headache that may result in them reporting a lower quality of life. Other conditions included chronic conditions like high blood pressure, sleep disorders, and behavioral health conditions such as anxiety.
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