How are epilepsy and autism linked?

Epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, show a remarkable degree of comorbidity and may share pathological mechanisms. Questions that have bogged down scientists about these disorders include: Does autism lead to an increase in epilepsy? Or does epilepsy alter the brain circuit, which then leads to autism? Viji Santhakumar, an associate professor in the […]


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Microbiome discovery could help save kids’ hearing

Bacteria found in children’s upper respiratory systems could help fight chronic middle ear infections, the leading cause of preventable hearing loss and deafness in Indigenous communities. The University of Queensland’s Dr. Seweryn Bialasiewicz said this discovery helped explain a long-held mystery, while providing hope for potential treatments. “We’ve been puzzled for years now, trying to […]


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