Category Archives: Neuroscience

My journey from a patient to a scientist

I was living the life of luxury – chicken tenders were brought to me on call, buckets of toys were given to me daily and staying up until midnight was … Full Entry »

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Why I am a passionate advocate for research in rare diseases

I am a mom of two young men, aged 18 and 16 years old. I am also the chair of the Research Support Committee of the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation (PMSF). … Full Entry »

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Preparing to stay at the Texas Children’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Every day many patients and families enter Texas Children’s Hospital from a variety of cultural backgrounds, geographical locations and unique healthcare experiences. To best meet the unique needs of a diverse patient population, … Full Entry »

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Infantile spasms: What parents need to know

“In some cases, silence is dangerous.” – Saint Ambrose This well-known saying no doubt has a powerful meaning and in the case of our son, the most dangerous silence was … Full Entry »

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How fruit flies and modern genomic technology helped to find a diagnosis for my daughter

My daughter, Bristol, is a cute and vivacious 5-year-old girl with sparkling brown eyes and bouncy curls who lights up a room. The first time we met Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao, … Full Entry »

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