Author Archives: Iqra Mumal, MSc

EpiSign Blood Test Helps Make Accurate Diagnosis of Angelman, Other Diseases

EpiSign is a newly developed blood test that helps diagnose several diseases, including Angelman syndrome, based on specific genetic changes in cells. EpiSign was developed as a collaborative effort between Greenwood Diagnostic Laboratories at the Greenwood Genetic Center in South Carolina and Ontario’s London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). Diseases can develop in…

Dietary Supplementation with Ketone Esters Significantly Reduced Seizures in Mouse Study

Dietary supplementation with ketone esters significantly decreased the frequency of seizures and improved behavior, learning, memory, and overall function in a recent mouse study of Angelman syndrome. The study, “Ketone ester supplementation attenuates seizure activity, and improves behavior and hippocampal synaptic plasticity in an Angelman syndrome mouse model,” was…

Oral Diazepam Curbs Children with Angelman Syndrome’s Nonconvulsive Epilepsy, Study Shows

Oral diazepam is an effective treatment for Angelman syndrome patients who have prolonged seizure activity without convulsions, a study shows. It is also safe, researchers said. The study, “Diazepam for outpatient treatment of nonconvulsive status epilepticus in pediatric patients with Angelman syndrome,” appeared in the journal Epilepsy & Behaviors. Diazepam,…