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Tuberous sclerosis (TSC) is a rare genetic disease that causes benign tumors to grow in the brain and on other vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs, and skin. It commonly affects the central nervous system. In addition to the benign tumors that frequently occur in TSC, other common symptoms include seizures, mental retardation, behavior problems, and skin abnormalities. TSC may be present at birth, but signs of the disorder can be subtle and full symptoms may take some time to develop. Three types of brain tumors are associated with TSC: cortical tubers, which generally form on the surface of the brain; subependymal nodules, which form in the walls of the ventricles (the fluid-filled cavities of the brain); and giant-cell astrocytomas, a type of tumor that can block the flow of fluids within the brain.
New clinical study aims to prevent onset of epilepsy in children with tuberous sclerosis

New clinical study aims to prevent onset of epilepsy in children with tuberous sclerosis

Infantile spasms and multiple sclerosis relapse data presented at AAN

Infantile spasms and multiple sclerosis relapse data presented at AAN

Study suggests new ways to treat neurological symptoms linked to tuberous sclerosis complex

Study suggests new ways to treat neurological symptoms linked to tuberous sclerosis complex

UAB researchers launch first drug study to prevent onset of epilepsy in children with TSC

UAB researchers launch first drug study to prevent onset of epilepsy in children with TSC

Researchers identify lymphatic endothelial lineage that shows potential for new anti-cancer treatment

Researchers identify lymphatic endothelial lineage that shows potential for new anti-cancer treatment

Researchers identify 43 specific genes associated with both autism and cancer

Researchers identify 43 specific genes associated with both autism and cancer

'Classic doctoring' still has big role to play in diagnosis, treatment of neurocutaneous syndromes

'Classic doctoring' still has big role to play in diagnosis, treatment of neurocutaneous syndromes

Study may lead to potential drug targets for tumor formation in pulmonary tuberous sclerosis complex

Study may lead to potential drug targets for tumor formation in pulmonary tuberous sclerosis complex

Neurocutaneous disorders affect skin, nervous system

Neurocutaneous disorders affect skin, nervous system

VCU Massey Cancer Center scientists reveal signaling process that leads to excessive growth of cancer

VCU Massey Cancer Center scientists reveal signaling process that leads to excessive growth of cancer

Seizure control improves for TSC patients undergoing more extensive surgery

Seizure control improves for TSC patients undergoing more extensive surgery

UCI scientists find potential biomarker for diagnosing certain forms of autism

UCI scientists find potential biomarker for diagnosing certain forms of autism

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance to observe fourth annual TSC Global Awareness Day

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance to observe fourth annual TSC Global Awareness Day

New nationwide effort seeks to find novel approaches to treat ASD, intellectual disability

New nationwide effort seeks to find novel approaches to treat ASD, intellectual disability

CNF names Elizabeth A. Thiele as winner of 2014 Infantile Spasms Heroes Award

CNF names Elizabeth A. Thiele as winner of 2014 Infantile Spasms Heroes Award

Epilepsy: A true window on the brain

Epilepsy: A true window on the brain

New hope for patients with tuberous sclerosis complex

New hope for patients with tuberous sclerosis complex

Staged surgery for most complex cases of childhood epilepsy

Staged surgery for most complex cases of childhood epilepsy

New web-based tool empowers people with epilepsy to seek specialized care

New web-based tool empowers people with epilepsy to seek specialized care

Novartis to present updates on broad cancer portfolio at ASH and SABCS symposiums

Novartis to present updates on broad cancer portfolio at ASH and SABCS symposiums