Pioneering Research Investigates Link Between Two Neurological Disorders
Dr. Frances Jensen, a neurologist and researcher at Children’s Hospital Boston, is one of a growing number of scientists exploring the connection between epilepsy and autism. With her 2007 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, Jensen is investigating the intriguing possibility that seizures in early life may alter the normal development of neuronal circuits and connections within the brain, and that this abnormal development may lead to cognitive disorders such as learning deficits, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and autism. Jensen’s research has the potential to transform our understanding and treatment of two devastating neurological disorders, and is an outstanding example of the creative and innovative approaches to research supported by the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program.
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