News from Epilepsy Research UK

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Barnsley FC player Angus MacDonald taking on the London to Paris cycle

Angus MacDonald is fundraising for Epilepsy Research UK. Angus, whose sister has epilepsy, has decided to cycle from London to Paris in June 2017 read more

Get active for research!

This year  once again brings a fantastic events calendar with lots of exciting sporting events and challenges to get involved in! Proudly wear read more

Other Epilepsy News

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Some Forms of Epilepsy Could Be Autoimmune in Nature, Suggests Study Linking Parasitic Infection and Nodding Syndrome

Some forms of epilepsy such as nodding syndrome, could be autoimmune in nature according to a study published in the read more
Astrocytes (Astro from Greek astron = star and cyte from Greek "kyttaron" = cell), also known collectively as astroglia, are characteristic star-shaped glial cells in the brain and spinal cord. The proportion of astrocytes in the brain is not well defined.

Sub-type of Brain Cell Linked to Brains Tumours and Epilepsy

The formation of a specific type of brain cell during the progression of brain tumours is also linked to the development read more