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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The Association of Medical Research Charities is a research charity membership organisation. Here, CEO Aisling Aisling Burnand, articulates the economic value of charity-funded research and shares some of the work they are doing with the government to represent charities like Epilepsy Research UK.
This week on the blog, Paola discusses how treatments were able to control her seizures until she started thinking about her future and the prospect of having a family. Paola also shares why research into epilepsy is important to her.
This month on the ERUK Research Blog, we’ll be looking in more depth at treatments for epilepsy. We’ll hear more about why getting the right treatment matters so much, and how research will continue to help people live a life free from epilepsy.
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.
Ahead of SUDEP Action day this Friday 23rd October, this week’s blog is by Dr Michalis Kassinopolous who is working on a project aiming to identify risk factors for SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). Let's find out how...
On the blog this week, ERUK supporter Claire shares her story as part of our #ALifeInterrupted campaign. Here she discusses the interruptive and disruptive impact of epilepsy, and the effect it has had on her life and motherhood.
To bring this months theme of epilepsy diagnosis to a close, we caught up with ERUK Endeavour Project Grant Awardee, Prof Khalid Hamandi who explains the importance of pinpointing the source of seizures after diagnosis, in order to improve treatments.
Dr Wessel Woldman and Professor John Terry discuss their company Neuronostics and their ERUK-funded research on how mathematics is helping to find answers to why the brains of people with epilepsy are more likely to have seizures.
This week’s blog post is from ERUK Trustee Dr Anne Coxon. Dr Coxon's daughter Katherine, has a diagnosis of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy. In this piece, Anne shares their story and the role research has played along the way.
In this blog, Dr Charlotte Tye tells us about her current study which aims to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families of children with rare genetic and neurodevelopmental disorders, many of whom also have epilepsy.
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.
ERUK Change Makers Series: As part of the blog series and to coincide with the release of the Cumberlege Review, Dr Bromley discusses the journey in recognising the risks associated with sodium valproate, and how patient campaigning and research brought about change.
ERUK Change Makers Series: To launch this blog series, ERUK Director of Research and Innovation Dr James Pickett discusses the impact of COVID-19 on our research, and brings us the exciting news of an ERUK urgent funding call launching today...
Dr Gareth Morris recently completed an ERUK Explore Pilot Study alongside Prof Stephanie Schorge, but the results were not as expected. In this blogpost Dr Morris discusses the values and learnings from research that has unforeseen results.
Vice Dean of Neuroscience at King’s College London and ERUK Trustee Professor Mark Richardson discusses some of the incredible recent advances in neurotechnology and the work ERUK is doing to accelerate these innovations.
This week we caught up with ERUK Emerging Leader Fellow Dr Gabriele Lignani about the use of gene therapy to treat epilepsy. But what exactly is gene therapy and what does it mean for people with epilepsy?