Spider venom may help treat a severe form of childhood epilepsy

A new study carried out in University of Queensland (Australia), has discovered that protein found in spider venom could help scientists creative an effective medication for the treatment of Dravet syndrome.

The condition is unable to be treated by conventional medicine but a team of researchers may have found a treatment with spider venom. 

Family Fun Day at Clara Lara Fun Park

Community Resource Officer Carina Fitzgerald talks about another successful family fun day.

Epilepsy Ireland recently had our annual Family Fun day at Clara Lara Fun Park in the Vale of Clara, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. Clara Lara comprises of 30 Acres of countryside in the Avonmore River valley and is very scenic in a beautiful setting.

RTE Documentary featuring epilepsy airs tonight

A new documentary on RTE One tonight at 9.35pm will focus on neurological conditions such as Epilepsy, Motor Neurone Disease, Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease. 

Over 700,000 people in Ireland suffer from some form of neurological condition. As this number is set to increase as the population ages, the importance of brain research cannot be underestimated. 

Parents of children with epilepsy wanted for UCC study

Researchers at University College Cork are inviting parents of children and adolescents with epilepsy to participate in family-focused research aimed at improving adjustment for your child. The study will look at outcomes (medical, behavioural, school) in children who have epilepsy and at what medical, personal and family factors help or hinder the child in adjusting well to epilepsy.

Epilepsy Ireland welcomes American decision to licence Epidiolex

Yesterday's decision by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve Epidiolex for the treatment of two rare and severe forms of epilepsy is a landmark moment not just for people with epilepsy in the US, but in Ireland and around the world as well.

Epidiolex is a liquid formulation of purified, plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.