Research Portfolio

An investigation into absence seizures

February 13th, 2012|

Grant round winners 2011 Epileptic disorders can be described as focal (meaning that seizures originate in a specific part of the brain) or generalised (meaning that seizures involve most or all of the [...]

The mechanisms behind absence epilepsy

February 12th, 2012|

Grant round winners 2010 Absence epilepsy is a common epilepsy syndrome, which usually develops between the ages of four and nine years of age. Seizures can occur between 20 and several hundred times p [...]

A closer look at how seizures start

February 11th, 2012|

Grant round winners 2010 Understanding exactly how seizures begin is important for two reasons: firstly, so that a warning system can be developed to alert people with active epilepsy (in good time) wh [...]

Improving pre-surgery assessment

February 9th, 2012|

Grant round winners 2010 In refractory epilepsy (RE), seizures are unresponsive to anti-epileptic drug treatment and this is the case for approximately a third of people with epilepsy. RE is notoriousl [...]

What causes drug-resistant epilepsy?

February 8th, 2012|

Grant round winners 2010 Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) need to pass from the blood into the brain in order to protect against seizures. However, unlike many other organs, the brain is protected against c [...]

Can we reduce memory loss in epilepsy?

February 7th, 2012|

Grant round winners 2010 A large proportion of people with epilepsy experience memory problems, but the reasons for this are still poorly understood. One possibility is that it is due to a type of impa [...]

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