Research Blog2021-01-08T12:32:30+00:00

Welcome to the #ERUKResearchBlog. Does scientific language or research jargon sometimes leave you feeling a little baffled and bemused? Well, we’ve asked the experts to break things down, show us ‘behind the research curtain’, and share some stories that will inspire and engage us all.

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What can early development tell us about the link between epilepsy and autism?

Dr Charlotte Tye was awarded the Epilepsy Research UK & Autistica Fellowship in 2020 to identify predictors of autism in infants with epilepsy. Here, Dr Tye explains how this work could help improve long-term quality of life for those affected by both conditions.

Improving outcomes for Childhood Onset Epilepsies: from mechanisms to treatment

In this Research Blog, we learn about Epilepsy Research UK & University of Edinburgh’s Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) from lead researchers  Professor Cathy Abbot and Professor Richard Chin. The research projects will focus on improving outcomes for childhood onset epilepsies, from mechanisms to treatment.

Investigating epilepsy from laboratory to clinic using computational and technological methods

Professor Andrew Trevelyan and Dr Rhys Thomas are the lead researchers of this new Epilepsy Research UK Newcastle University Doctoral Training Centre. Here, we hear more about the projects and what Professor Trevelyan and Dr Thomas hope to achieve through these DTC’s.

A personal experience of human genomics – the study of a person’s entire DNA

Dr Charles Steward works in the field of human genomics - the study of a person’s entire DNA. In this Research Blog, Dr Steward discusses his journey in the field of genomics and how this knowledge can be transformative in diagnosing, treating and preventing health conditions.

Life outside the Lab: Akanksha’s experience gaining insight into the personal impact of living with epilepsy

PhD student Akanksha Jain reflects on her time with the charity, what she will take away from the experience, and also discusses the importance of the SHAPE NETWORK for people affected by epilepsy.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Climbing the scientific ladder as a woman

To mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Epilepsy Research UK is celebrating all the incredible women driving research into epilepsy. In this Research Blog, Epilepsy Research UK Trustee Professor Stephanie Schorge discusses her journey climbing the scientific ladder as a woman.

Maximising the benefits and reducing the risks of the changes to epilepsy services resulting from COVID-19

We hear from our final Innovations in Healthcare awardee, Dr Rhys Thomas, who tells us how his project aims to increase awareness of SUDEP by rolling out an award-winning educational app and producing information videos featuring people with lived experience of epilepsy.

Parents of children with epilepsy share experiences of research involvement

This week, we have handed over our research blog to parents participating in the MICE Study Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Group.  We asked the group to provide some insights into participating in research to help anyone considering getting involved in ERUK’s SHAPE EPILEPSY RESEARCH NETWORK.

How research can change policy and clinical practice: epilepsy-related deaths

ERUK Change Maker series: In this blog, Dr Gashirai Mbizvo discusses how his ERUK-funded research in Scotland discovered that almost 80% of epilepsy-related deaths among adults are potentially avoidable, and how this work is helping to change policy and clinical practice.

Promoting, encouraging and funding research into the causes, diagnosis and clinical management of people with epilepsy and associated conditions

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