The aim of much epilepsy research is to better manage the condition with more personalised and effective medical treatments. A massive international study combining information from a total of 24 research centres has resulted in the largest neuroimaging analysis of epilepsy ever conducted. This global MRI scanning data has shown several interesting and unexpected findings.  Namely that even with different types of epilepsy there appear to be common structural abnormalities in the brain; that even with a region specific disorder like mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, the damage to the brain can extend beyond the area specified and finally that even for those whose epilepsy was thought not to show any anomalies in the brain on normal MRI scans, several structural irregularities were seen in a large number of samples. To read more about this comprehensive piece of research, you can click here: