Form of Neonatal Hydrocephalus Caused by Cell Signaling Defect

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The American Academy of Neurology reports on a study of Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), originally published in Natural Medicine, that found that a form of neonatal hydrocephalus could be caused by cellular signaling defects. The condition could potentially be improved by giving lithium. The study is led by Val C. Sheffield, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and director of the Division of Medical Genetics at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

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