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Test tubes containing genetic samples. Ref: www.dreamstime.com

ERUK grant: Predicting extreme reactions to anti-epileptic drugs

Background Carbamazepine is a widely used anti-epileptic drug, which is usually well tolerated with only mild side effects. In rare cases, read more
A DNA helix (model). Ref: www.dreamstine.com

Advances in severe childhood epilepsy

Scientists in the US and Europe have linked several new genes to epileptic encephalopathies. This is the largest collaborative study of its kind read more

Other Epilepsy News

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New microelectrode offers potential in epilepsy research

A new type of ultra-thin microelectrode has shown the potential to revolutionise imaging of the brain, opening the door read more
Little boy looking directly at the camera. Ref: www.dreamstime.com

Epilepsy in children ‘often associated with memory problems’

A new study has demonstrated the common memory problems that can often accompany cases of childhood epilepsy.