Rice study finds possible clues to epilepsy autism

first_imgShareCONTACT: Mike WilliamsPHONE: 713-348-6728E-MAIL: [email protected] study finds possible clues to epilepsy, autismNegative feedback gets positive results in neurological researchRice University researchers have found a potential clue to the roots of epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia and other neurological disorders.While studying the peripheral nerves of the Drosophila, aka the fruit fly, Rice doctoral student Eric Howlett discovered an unanticipated connection between glutamate – an amino acid and neurotransmitter in much of the food we eat – and phosphoinositide 3-kinase