Other Names for this Disease
- Unilateral Megalencephaly
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- The Christopher A. Walsh Laboratory is interested in the development of the cerebral cortex. Abnormal development of the cerebral cortex in humans results in epilepsy, autism, mental retardation, dyslexia, and other learning disorders, and perhaps some psychiatric conditions as well. Several of their projects are directed at trying to understand the basic biology of the cortex by studying the mutations that disturb its development. Conditions that they are currently researching include: double cortex syndrome, periventricular heterotopia, schizencephaly, perisylvian polymicrogyria and Walker Warburg syndrome. Click on the link above to access further information about this research.
- The Cortical Foundation provides information on participating in research for cortical malformations of the brain.
- Orphanet lists European clinical trials, research studies, and patient registries enrolling people with this condition.