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Impulsivity is an endophenotype of vulnerability for compulsive behaviors. However, the neural mechanisms whereby impulsivity facilitates the development of compulsive disorders, such as addiction or obsessive compulsive disorder, remain unknown. We first investigated, in rats, anatomical and functional correlates of impulsivity in the anterior insular (AI)(More)
We report an assessment of the intellectual functioning after one year of therapy of 117 children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who were assigned to one of four protocols for central nervous systems (CNS) prophylaxis. These protocols were (a) 2400 rad cranial irradiation plus concurrent intrathecal methotrexate (i.t. MTX), (b)i.t. MTX(More)
Idiopathic generalized epilepsy represents about 30-35% of all epilepsies in humans. The bromodomain BRD2 gene has been repeatedly associated with the subsyndrome of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). Our previous work determined that mice haploinsufficient in Brd2 (Brd2+/-) have increased susceptibility to provoked seizures, develop spontaneous seizures(More)
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