Iqra holds a MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. She also holds a BSc in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Currently, she is completing a PhD in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Her research has ranged from across various disease areas including Alzheimer’s disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, bleeding disorders and rare pediatric brain tumors.
Contrary to what was previously believed, the ketogenic diet — a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet— did not significantly promote cognition and neuropsychological development in children with Dravet syndrome over time, according to ... Read more
Families caring for patients with Dravet syndrome experience significant emotional, social, and financial impact, according to a multinational study. This study also found that directs costs from non-seizure-related healthcare use ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted a new drug application (NDA) for UCB’s Nayzilam (midazolam) nasal spray for the acute treatment of seizures including seizure clusters and acute ... Read more
A compound isolated from spider venom called Hm1a helps reduce seizure susceptibility and mortality in mice with Dravet syndrome, according to researchers. Their study, “Selective NaV1.1 activation rescues Dravet ... Read more
Perampanel, as an add-on therapy, efficiently reduced seizure rates in children with Dravet syndrome, a real-world study shows. The study, “Efficacy and tolerability of perampanel in children and adolescents ... Read more
Zogenix reported positive top-line results from a second confirmatory Phase 3 study investigating the use of ZX008 (low-dose fenfluramine hydrochloride) in treating children and young adults with Dravet syndrome, ... Read more
Levetiracetam (marketed as Keppra), an anti-epileptic therapy, is significantly more effective than phenobarbital medication in infants with epilepsy, a recent study found, which could have implications for patients with ... Read more