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13-05-2014 | New cause of epilepsy revealed

A team of researchers from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) and SUNY Downstate Medical Centre (SUNY Downstate) has found that deficiencies in hyaluronan, also known as hyaluronic acid or HA, can lead to spontaneous epileptic seizures. » read more

'06-05-2014 | Major new funding for research into epilepsy announced by Science Foundation Ireland.' image

06-05-2014 | Major new funding for research into epilepsy announced by Science Foundation Ireland.

Prof David Henshall of the RCSI has been awarded a Principal Investigator grant for new epilepsy research entitled 'MicroRNA biofluid profiles as molecular diagnostics for epilepsy'. » read more


01-05-2014 | Childhood Epilepsy Older Versus New AEDs

During the past two decades many new anti-epilepsy drugs (AEDs) have been developed and licenced for clinical use. » read more


24-04-2014 | Blood pressure drug helps prevent epilepsy following brain injury

Researchers have found that a drug which is commonly used to treat hypertension can prevent seizures in rats with a brain injury. » read more


16-04-2014 | Thousands battling long-term illness to get €100 windfall

Report by Eilish O'Regan, Health Correspondent Irish Independent. Thousands of people with long-term illnesses are due a financial windfall with refunds of almost €100, the Irish Independent has learnt. » read more


16-04-2014 | New Definition of Seizures and Epilepsy Now Published

Earlier this week the publication of the new practical definition of seizures and epilepsy was announced. » read more


14-04-2014 | New Operational Definition of Epilepsy published for Clinicians

In 2005 an ILAE task force led by the distinguished epileptologist Dr. Bob Fisher produced a definition of epilepsy and seizures for ILAE and IBE. » read more


11-04-2014 | Autoimmune Cause of Epilepsy Researched

A recent US study provides evidence of an autoimmune cause of epilepsy, leading researchers to suggest that individuals diagnosed with either an autoimmune condition or epilepsy should be screened for the other. » read more


02-04-2014 | Irish researchers estimate psychosis rates in epilepsy

A new study, conducted by Prof. David Cotter and colleagues from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has found that people with epilepsy are nearly eight times more likely than people without the condition to experience psychosis. » read more


24-03-2014 | New report on students with disabilities in higher education in Ireland

A new report published by AHEAD has found that students with disabilities make up 4.6% of the overall student population in higher education in Ireland. » read more

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