People with epilepsy often report that they struggle to find or stay in a job. A new piece of research has looked into why this might be and what tools would help to reassure employers and empower people with epilepsy looking for work
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David Henshall is a professor of molecular physiology and neuroscience at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He and his team have been studying molecules in the blood that might identify if a person has epilepsy.
Prof Henshall leads the EpimiRNA consortium, which aims to gather data and improve treatment for epilepsy.
A research team in the US have succeeded in creating a 3D computer model of a type of brain receptor. It is so detailed, the team claims it will improve our understanding of certain epilepsies and might allow the development of new drugs.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made further advances in using light to control seizure activity. A new breakthrough may allow activity to be shut down from outside the skull.
A research team hopes to have identified an MRI marker that can predict which children will develop epilepsy after experiencing febrile seizures as babies.