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TOPIC: Inner-ear disorders may be key to ADHD

Inner-ear disorders may be key to ADHD 06 Sep 2013 17:31 #271

Inner-ear disorders may be key to ADHD
Posted Septermber 5, 2013 by Will Parker

Behavioral abnormalities are traditionally thought to originate in the brain, but researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that inner-ear dysfunction can directly cause neurological disorders such as hyperactivity. Their intriguing study, published in Science, implicates two brain proteins that could be targets for novel interventions.

"Our study provides the first evidence that a sensory impairment, such as inner-ear dysfunction, can induce specific molecular changes in the brain that cause maladaptive behaviors traditionally considered to originate exclusively in the brain," said study leader Jean M. Hébert.

The idea for the study arose when co-researcher Michelle W. Antoine noticed that some mice in the laboratory were unusually active - in a state of near-continual movement, chasing their tails in a circular pattern. Further investigation revealed that the mice had severe cochlear (responsible for hearing) and vestibular defects (responsible for balance) and were profoundly deaf. "We then realized that these mice provided a good opportunity to study the relationship between inner-ear dysfunction and behavior," said Hébert.

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