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Take part in Epidogs project, new research to find out why some dogs detect seizures

Poster showing a dog and details for finding out more about the Epidogs project

A new research project, Epidogs, aims to find out why some dogs are able to detect seizures.

latest research papers

A selection of the latest research papers from researchers at Epilepsy Society.

Professor Martin Elliott stresses the importance of research into SUDEP

Professor Martin Elliott

Professor Martin Elliott, Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCL & Medical Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children stressed the importance of further research into Sudden Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) during his lecture, 'Sudden death in the young: A terrible waste' at the Museum of London on 18th January 2017.

Educational comic book helps to raise awareness of epilepsy in Ethiopia

Sanofi Epilepsy comic, Ethiopia

An educational  comic book is helping Ethiopian high school students understand more about epilepsy.

Cardiff University to investigate new treatment for temporal lobe epilepsy

brain

A new project will explore the possibility of treating temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) in humans by transplanting immature neuron cells into the brain.

Study finds women with epilepsy have no more infertility risks than healthy women

Pregnant women

Study finds women with epilepsy have no more infertility risks than healthy women

Study finds that heart rate may help to predict seizures

Researchers in Japan have found that they may be able to predict epileptic seizures by monitoring heart rate variability (HRV).

Insomnia linked with worse quality of life and continuing seizures in people with epilepsy

A study has found that lack of sleep - or insomnia - is associated with short-term poor seizure control and worse quality of life among people with epilepsy.

Study finds people with type 1 diabetes at increased risk of developing epilepsy

Researchers have found that people with type 1 diabetes have an almost three-times increased risk of developing epilepsy later in life.

Study demonstrates link between epilepsy and sleep disturbances

A study in South Korea has provided new evidence that epilepsy is linked with sleep disturbance. 

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