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New York resident dies of a rare tickborne disease that can cause fatal brain infection 

New York resident dies of a rare tickborne disease that can cause fatal brain infection A person in Hudson Valley, New York, has died from Powassan virus disease  The virus is carried by deer ticks, which are common in the Eastern US, and cases in humans are rarely reported but on the rise  In 2009… Read More »

How protein mutation is involved in rare brain development disorder

Rearing its head in infancy, Christianson Syndrome is a rare disorder whose symptoms include intellectual disability, seizures and difficulty standing or walking. Although it is becoming increasingly diagnosed, with little being known about the neural mechanism behind the disease, therapeutic options for patients remain limited. Now, researchers at McGill University focusing on the intellectual disability… Read More »