Scientists fish for new epilepsy model and reel in potential drug

Scientists fish for new epilepsy model and reel in potential drug

According to new research on epilepsy, zebrafish have certainly earned their stripes. Results of a study in Nature Communications suggest that zebrafish carrying a specific mutation may help researchers discover treatments for Dravet syndrome (DS), a severe form of pediatric epilepsy that results in drug-resistant seizures and developmental delays.

How Many Calories in Your Fast-Food Meal? Guess Again
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat at fast-food restaurants are consuming significantly more calories than they realize -- and teens are the worst offenders, a new study found.
Yellow fever vaccination booster not needed
17 May 2013 -- The yellow fever booster vaccination given ten years after the initial vaccination is not necessary. WHOs Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) has reviewed the latest evidence and concluded that a single dose of vaccination is sufficient to confer life-long immunity against yellow fever disease. This information is crucial for countries where yellow fever is endemic, because it will allow them to reconsider their vaccine scheduling. It is also important for travellers.
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