Theresa M Scattergood

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Recently, an association between the C240T polymorphism in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene and partial epilepsy was demonstrated in a Japanese population. In this study we attempted to replicate the initial finding in a patient-control population of European ancestry and in addition tested whether the functional Val66Met polymorphism is(More)
This study examined participation rates and reasons for refusal in a genetic study of human epilepsy. The study enrolled children with epilepsy and their parents, and required signing informed consent, verbalizing assent, and giving a peripheral blood sample. One hundred sixty-eight children met inclusion criteria; 137 agreed to enroll (82%), and 31 refused(More)
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