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International effort unlocks brains secrets

22 January 2015

An international study, including researchers from Epilepsy Society, has identified five genetic variants that influence the size of structures within the brain which...

Epilepsy Society cautiously welcomes ambulance time pilots

19 January 2015

Epilepsy Society has cautiously welcomed two new NHS pilots which aim to reduce wasted ambulance journeys and improve the quality of care for all patients requiring...

The Invisible Patients: Revealing the state of neurology services

14 January 2015

Epilepsy Society is backing a report published today (14 January) by the Neurological Alliance which reveals that people with brain conditions such as epilepsy are...

Epilepsy surgery featured on BBC 2 Newsnight

7 January 2015

Epilepsy Society's medical director Professor Ley Sander features in a moving film about epilepsy surgery in  BBC 2 'Newsnight' programme.

Perampanel and oral contraceptives

5 January 2015

A new review has highlighted the possibility that higher dosages of the once-a-day anti-epileptic medication, perampanel, may affect the reliability of the oral...

Epilepsy specialist nurse named in New Year Honours list

31 December 2014

Congratulations to epilepsy specialist nurse Sally Tyler who has been made an MBE in the Queen's 2015 New Year Honours list.

Funding for research into SUDEP

9 December 2014

A research team at University College London (UCL)  is one of nine projects to share $5.9 million from the US government to speed up the pace of research into Sudden...

International Day of People with Disabilities

3 December 2014

Today (Wednesday 3 December) is the United Nations' International Day of People with Disabilities, which aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and...

Epilepsy to feature on Channel 4's Posh Pawn programme

2 December 2014

Life's been busy for newly-married Helena Webb. While planning her recent wedding she also agreed to take part in Channel  4 TV's Posh Pawn programme, due to be shown...

Cautious welcome for benefit review

1 December 2014

Epilepsy Society has cautiously welcomed  the outcomes from the Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment, published  last week.

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