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Team discovers one more piece to the autism puzzle

Oct. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have linked genetic mutations in a single receptor to epilepsy, autism and intellectual disability.

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Heat a trigger for seizures

Sep. 6, 2017—Elevated body temperature alone can increase vulnerability to fever-induced seizures, even in the absence of infection or inflammation.

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Protein structure and epilepsy severity

Nov. 10, 2016—Understanding how mutations affect the structure and function of inhibitory neurotransmitter receptors will shed light on the mechanisms underlying some types of epilepsy.

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Culprits in genetic epilepsies

Oct. 11, 2016—Genetic variation in GABA-A receptors confers risk for inherited forms of epilepsy.

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Seizure mutation impairs receptor

Sep. 30, 2014—Defects in the production of certain receptors are linked to the pathogenesis of genetic epilepsies and fever-induced seizures.

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Neuronal subtypes in genetic disorder

Sep. 6, 2012—Inhibitory neurons that connect and regulate signaling in the brain (interneurons) may contribute to epilepsy and autism in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex.

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Probing epilepsy’s molecular sparks

May. 10, 2012—Understanding how mutations in neuronal receptors contribute to epilepsy could lead to improved therapies.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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