There were some great stories on epilepsy that we shouldn’t forget before running headlong into 2012. These include a major genetic discovery, the surprise that Emily Dickinson had epilepsy, J&J’s decision to leave smelly meds on the their production line, and evidence that UCB wants to hear from people with epilepsy.
“The results showed for the first time the role of the SYN1 gene in autism, in addition to epilepsy, and strengthen the hypothesis that a deregulation of the function of synapse because of this mutation is the cause of both diseases,” notes Cossette. He adds that “until now, no other genetic study of humans has made this demonstration.” Read more in Research Discovery Story.
When something smells bad in the ‘fridge you might call a spouse over to take a whiff. You might even go so far as to say “c’mere taste this, it smells bad doesn’t it?” But, would you just leave it in the fridge for months to see if someone mentioned it? I don’t think so. As a consumer of Topomax it seems like that’s exactly what Johnson & Johnson did this year. Read more in Topomax recalled: Smells like teen spirit? Not so much.
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