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News

UK epilepsy services survey

6 Aug 2008

One of our stated aims is to "bring about permanent change for the social and medical benefit of people with epilepsy". We achieve this in a number of different ways, including asking people about their personal experiences of living with the condition - and this is what we're doing at the moment.

If you live in the UK, and have used epilepsy services in the last two years, then we would like you to complete our survey.  

Guaranteed places in this year’s Great North Run

16 Jul 2008

Epilepsy Action is looking for people to take part in the Great North Run this October.

It’s one of the most popular half marathons in the world.  Taking place in the north-east of England, it starts in Newcastle city centre, crosses the famous Tyne Bridge, passes through Gateshead and South Tyneside before finishing at the seafront in South Shields.

If you’re interested in doing the Great North Run for us, we have a number of guaranteed places available.   All we ask you to do is aim to raise £275 sponsorship and pay a £40 registration fee for your place.

Epilepsy genes "may cancel each other" - study

19 Feb 2008

New research suggests that inheriting two genetic mutations that can individually cause epilepsy might actually reduce the number of seizures. The study, by researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, has been published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Lead author Dr Jeffrey Noebels found that if someone has a potassium channel defect, then a drug blocking certain calcium channels might benefit them.

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