Psychological online interventions for depression can be effective in people with epilepsy, according to a study from Germany.
Below are the most recent news stories about epilepsy from Epilepsy Research UK and from around the world. You can choose different categories from the side bar on the left (for details of grants made prior to 2012, please visit our research portfolio). You can also catch up with Epilepsy Research UK's fundraising and research news in our supporter newsletters.
If you wish to receive articles written by Epilepsy Research UK about specially selected research developments, please register for our e-newsletter. This will automatically arrive in your inbox each month.
A new study has shed light on the close but often complex relationship between childhood epilepsy and sleep apnoea.
Findings from an Epilepsy Research UK-funded study. The temporal lobes of the brain play a crucial role in memory function; including episodic memory (memory for events) and semantic memory (memory for facts and concepts). In most people the left temporal lobe is the more dominant for verbal memories (involving words), and the right temporal lobe is more dominant for visual read more
People with various forms of drug-refractory epilepsy are commonly at risk of cognitive impairment, according to new research.
A new gene underlying progressive myoclonus epilepsy, a severe form of the condition, has been discovered by researchers.
A new study has highlighted the high cost of treating status epilepticus, as well as the need for further research into this field.
A new study has demonstrated the potential benefits that cognitive rehabilitation can offer to patients with mental impairments resulting from epilepsy.
An investigational medication has been shown to offer potential in resolving life-threatening seizures in children.
This study was funded by Epilepsy Research UK. A type of brain surgery conducted in childhood for medication-resistant epilepsy not only reduces chronic seizures but can protect memory development, a study by a team from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and its research partner the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) has found. Epilepsy surgery is associated with a risk of read more
A new genetic cause of a severe, rare and complex form of epilepsy has been discovered by researchers in the US.
Human stem cell-derived neuron transplants have been shown to reduce seizures in mice.
There is a greater risk of premature death among children with epilepsy than their counterparts without the condition, according to a new study.
A new study has demonstrated that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) can be a beneficial and cost-effective way of treating epilepsy in areas with limited resources. Carried out by Jordan University and published in the medical journal Seizure, the study aimed to evaluate clinical outcomes, quality-adjusted life years, cost-effectiveness and cost utility associated with VNS therapy in children with refractory epilepsy read more
An innovative new magnetometer could greatly aid future epilepsy treatment when it hits the market in a few years’ time.
Young adults with migraine are at a significantly higher risk of going on to develop epilepsy, according to a new study from Taiwan. Carried out by the Taiwan College of Medicine, the study evaluated the effect of migraine on the subsequent development of epilepsy among a total of 10,016 patients diagnosed with migraine between 2000 and 2009, compared to a read more
A new mechanism for febrile seizures in young children has been discovered, paving the way for a potential therapy options to be developed in future.
New research from Austria has highlighted the potential benefits that the ketogenic diet can offer to children with Dravet syndrome, a serious form of epilepsy. Conducted at the Medical University Vienna, the study aimed to evaluate both the effectiveness and tolerability of the high-fat, low-carb diet in comparison with various AEDs among 32 children who had been treated at the read more
A new study has shed light on the varying risks that different epilepsy drugs can pose to pregnant women.
A new US study has demonstrated that high-fat, low-carb diets can reduce seizures in adults with tough-to-treat epilepsy.
US researchers have identified a common protein that plays a different role than previously thought in controlling certain cell channels that are involved in the development of epilepsy. Conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine and published in the medical journal Cell, the new study focused on calmodulin, which has been found to make a previously unknown contribution to the opening and read more