Press Esc to close
Monday 27 February 2017
News updated at 12:54 AM IST
Weather
Max: 35.5°C
Min : 19.7°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Nimhans traces gene causing hot water epilepsy

Bangalore, Jan 8, 2013, DHNS:
The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Sciences (Nimhans) has traced a gene responsible for hot water epilepsy.

The discovery has helped the Institute develop a medicine said Dr P Satishchandra, Director and Vice-Chancellor, Nimhans.

Addressing a gathering at a programme for conferring Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose memorial award, Dr Satishchandra said his mentor had first detected the hot water epilepsy, which was very much prevalent in Karnataka.

Further investigation revealed that such a kind of epilepsy was found in other parts of the world as well. During research, it came out that patients develop seizures since the temperature of the body shoots up dangerously when hot water is poured on the head.

A genetic problem

“These tendencies were found mainly in certain families and it was a genetic problem. The research led to a particular type of gene. This discovery helped the team of neurologists from Nimhans to develop a medicine.”

“People having such symptoms should take the medicine about one-and-half hours before taking bath to avoid hot water seizures. The medicine does not cause any side effects,” said Dr Satishchandra.

Besides Dr Satishchandra, the award, instituted by Indian Science Monitor, was conferred on eminent aerospace scientist and fluid dynamist Roddam Narasimha, educationist N Leelavathi, Ornithologist Chandrashekaran and Harish Hande of Selco India. Former Chief Justice of India, Justice M N Venkatachalaiah conferred the awards.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan walks the ramp during the Jaipur Couture Fashion Show...

Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan walks the ramp during the Jaipur Couture Fashion Show...

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar gestures while flaging off IDBI Federal Life Insurance's New...

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar gestures while flaging off IDBI Federal Life Insurance's New...

A pair of parrots collecting nectar from Palash flower at a garden in New Delhi ...

A pair of parrots collecting nectar from Palash flower at a garden in New Delhi ...

Police inspect after a gas tanker collided with a tree at National Highway near Bihuguri of Tezpur..

Police inspect after a gas tanker collided with a tree at National Highway near Bihuguri of Tezpur..

Bikers perform stunts at an event in Faridabad...

Bikers perform stunts at an event in Faridabad...

Tracks laid out for the NEXA P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas, the global series...

Tracks laid out for the NEXA P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas, the global series...

A damaged car after an accident on Delhi- Gurugram Expressway at Shankar Chowk in Gurugram...

A damaged car after an accident on Delhi- Gurugram Expressway at Shankar Chowk in Gurugram...

A competitor at the All India Stunters and Bikers meet at Chikmagalur in Karnataka...

A competitor at the All India Stunters and Bikers meet at Chikmagalur in Karnataka...

A honey bee collecting nectar from a flower in New Delhi ...

A honey bee collecting nectar from a flower in New Delhi ...

Participants performing the yoga steps during the Mega Self Defence Camp for Women organised...

Participants performing the yoga steps during the Mega Self Defence Camp for Women organised...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523