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Protein found in worms helps to stop seizure activity

The two-tone blue infographic shows a pen made from a chromosome and illustrates in an abstract way the delivery of a harmless virus ninto the brain.

Exciting new research that involves using a protein in worms to suppress seizures, could spell hope in the future for thousands of people with epilepsy.

Sporting success for team Phoenix Fire at national Boccia finals

Boccia team Phoenix Fire captured in a final coaching moment with Artur P (coach), Katy N , Chris J, Shirley B (team captain) & Martin E (out of shot)

Epilepsy Society's team were "on fire" as they reached the UK national Boccia finals.

Epilepsy Society's CEO writes to Flynn Pharma and Pfizer on NHS's 70th Birthday

NHS building

Epilepsy Society's CEO, Clare Pelham, wrote to the pharmaceutical companies Flynn Pharma and Pfizer to ask them to give a birthday present to the NHS.

Epilepsy Society welcomes government response to Billy Caldwell case

Epilepsy Society welcomes Home Office decision to return the cannabis oil that it confiscated from mother of boy with severe epilepsy.

Tribunal overrules findings in case involving epilepsy drug

Logo for CMA shows graphic of a hexagon in various shades of turquoise

A decision by the Competition and Markets Authority to fine Pfizer and Flynn Pharma a total of £90m for overcharging for an epilepsy drug, has been remitted back to the CMA after a tribunal ruled against the government watchdog's decision.

MRI Research Radiographer

UCL Institute of Neurology
Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy

MRI Research Radiographer based at The Chalfont Centre

national epilepsy week (14-20 may 2018) #epilepsyhero

 

This National Epilepsy Week we’re recruiting superheroes! Grab your cape and sign up for one of our summer challenges. Whatever your age or ability, there’s a mission for you. Become an epilepsy hero and let’s fight epilepsy together.

Clare Pelham comments on new sodium valproate regulations

Infographic showing a pregnant woman and a girl and asking whether they are taking sodium valproate. The woman is outlined in white and the girl in purple. The foetus is in red as babies exposed to sodium valproate can be at risk

Our CEO Clare Pelham, a member of the Sodium Valproate Expert Working Group, commented on the news of the new regulations surrounding sodium valproate.

Charity tells health secretary new drug regulations could fail without public campaign

Infographic showing a pregnant woman and a girl and asking whether they are taking sodium valproate. The woman is outlined in white and the girl in purple. The foetus is in red as babies exposed to sodium valproate can be at risk

Epilepsy Society today welcomes new regulatory measures to stop babies being born with avoidable disabilities after being exposed to the drug, sodium valproate, in the womb.But the charity cautions that unless the regulations are backed by a public communications campaign, the long-fought-for measures may not reach those women and girls who have no option but to take the drug.

Poster campaign raises awareness of epilepsy on public transport

Tom in TFL's poster at London Waterloo station

This week, for the first time ever, epilepsy is featuring as part of a high profile poster campaign across London's underground and bus networks.

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