Author Archives: Magdalena Kegel

Nerve Stimulation Device May Stem Seizures in Angelman Children with Refractory Epilepsy

Vagal nerve stimulation may effectively reduce seizures in children with Angelman syndrome with treatment-refractory epilepsy, a case series report shows. The device also made the children more alert and attentive, researchers reported. Since the study involved only three patients, for which researchers analyzed outcomes retrospectively, the team argued that randomized…

Agilis Steadily Advances Angelman Gene Therapy Development

Agilis Biotherapeutics said its Angelman syndrome gene therapy development is on track, with initial animal studies making way for tests needed before the therapy can be tried in humans. The Cambridge, Massachusetts, company announced that it plans to choose a lead candidate before consulting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…