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Research Funding Scheme

We’ve just closed our 2019/20 Research Funding scheme call for applications, and we are delighted to have received a record 16 applications for funding.

Applications address a wide range of topics including SUDEP, Cannabidiol in epilepsy, potential genetics causes and treatments, intellectual disability, mental health in epilepsy, maternal health in epilepsy, seizure detection devices, neonatal seizures, the impact of epilepsy, medication safety and more.

And the Winners are......

Our Annual All-Cash Mega Raffle took place last Friday in our Head Office and the top prize this year is heading off to lovely Leitrim! The winners in full are as follows:

1st J. McManus, Leitrim
2nd: J.Lyons, Limerick
3rd: E. Whelan, Dublin

Our sellers prize was won by J.Dunne of the Rebel County! 

Mysoline Shortages- Update

Further to our most recent update regarding Mysoline supply here, the HPRA have confirmed with us that the manufacturing issues will see supply issues of Mysoline 250mg extended until April 2020.

In the interim, the HPRA have confirmed that he generic version of Mysoline (Primidone 250mg)  will remain available for the duration of the Mysoline shortage. 

November is MyLegacy month

Epilepsy Ireland is a proud member of MyLegacy and November marks MyLegacy month.

MyLegacy month highlights the importance of making a will. Making a will is oftentimes something that is put off by people across the country and it is also an aspect of life that many don’t like to think about.

MyLegacy month raises awareness that making a will is actually a much more straightforward and cost-effective process than what you may think.

Establishment of protein structure could lead to improved epilepsy treatments - Study

An emerging study has established the structure of a protein in our cells which could help improve epilepsy treatments in the future.

Researchers in the United States working out of the UT Southwestern Medical Center used advanced microscope technology in order to establish the structure of Potassium Chloride Cotransporter 1 (KCC1).