Attention Dravet Parents: National trial to assess drugs for severe seizures

By |2016-11-19T20:14:02+00:00November 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL FAMILIES A new clinical trial will compare three commonly used anti-seizure medications used to treat status seizures at 44 locations across the US. National EFIC rules allow research studies in certain emergency situations, such as this one, to be conducted WITHOUT PATIENT OR PARENTAL CONSENT. When this was discussed last year [...]

GAPDH-mediated posttranscriptional regulations of sodium channel SCN1A and SCN3a genes under seizure and ketogenic diet conditions

By |2016-11-17T22:10:19+00:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: DSF Research Review|Tags: , |

(Lin, et. al. 2016). As the SCN1A gene is read in the nucleus of the cell, a transcript is created that travels outside of the nucleus and is eventually translated into the protein that becomes the sodium ion channel. Several factors can affect how quickly or efficiently the transcript is read. The authors found that [...]