AAN awards 2010 Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award to Vanderbilt University College of Medicine researcher The American Academy of Neurology is awarding the 2010 Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award to Martin J. Gallagher MD, PhD, with Vanderbilt University College of Medication. Gallagher will have the award during the AAN’s 62nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, april 10 through April 17 kept, 2010. Named for two epileptologists who made exceptional contributions to the epilepsy field, the Dreifuss-Penry Award recognizes physicians in the first stages of their professions who have made an unbiased contribution to epilepsy study. There are many forms of epilepsy, some of which are caused partly by genetic elements. Gallagher’s research targets juvenile myoclonic epilepsy that starts in childhood or adolescence and requires mutations in one or multiple genes that may lead to excessively excitable nerve cells and seizures.Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a scheduled plan of the Kaiser Family members Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research firm unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.
Age of sexual maturity is influenced by ‘imprinted’ genes in girls The age of which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by 'imprinted' genes, a little sub-set of genes whose activity differs based on which parent passes on that gene, today in the journal Nature according to new analysis published.