Researchers at the University of California have discovered a compound that could be used to reduce epileptic seizures. The study, headed by Professor Geoff Abbott, is the first to look in detail at cilantro – known as coriander in the UK.
The Epilepsy Action fundraiser award 2019 goes to Bob Sutcliffe.
The mum of a boy with severe epilepsy is set to go on hunger strike until the government funds cannabis treatment.
A new seizure protection device has won an international design award and could provide a safer environment for people who experience seizures.
Professor Emre Yaksi from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, working with researchers from the University of Dresden, has published research on epileptic seizures in zebrafish. The fish is often used for studying how the human brain works.
A new study from Aarhus University in Denmark has found that febrile convulsions can result in a higher risk of developing epilepsy later in life. Febrile convulsions are convulsions experienced by children with a high body temperature or fever caused by illness.
The Epilepsy Action volunteer award 2019 goes to Simon Privett, who is involved with several coffee and chat groups in the South West of England.
The Epilepsy Action Award for Local Group goes to the wonderful Truro support group.
This year’s primary school award is going to Puss Bank School and Nursery for their support of pupil Claire, aged nine. Claire has epilepsy.
The fundraising of the M&S Guiseley Simply Food store has won them the Epilepsy Action fundraising team award 2019.