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Study Identifies Cause for Mysterious Cases of Epilepsy in Children

Writing in the January 12, 2023 issue of Nature Genetics, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, collaborating with an international consortium of more than 20 children’s hospitals worldwide, report a significant breakthrough in understanding the genetic causes of MCD. Read the full article here.


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How Do Epilepsy Clinical Trials Work?

Epilepsy clinical trials study possible interventions for seizure prevention. Interventions might include medications, procedures, or behavioral changes. Read the full article here.


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Creating an Epilepsy Treatment and Seizure Action Plan

An action plan can help a person who has epilepsy and other people around them know what to do in case a seizure happens. Everyone who is diagnosed with epilepsy would benefit from an action plan that includes the proper steps to take when an unexpected seizure occurs. Read the full article here.


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Managing Epilepsy Means More than Managing Seizures

Seeing purple in November always makes Elizabeth Spika Augustine smile. Purple is the awareness color for epilepsy and November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Put the two together, and it feels like a show of support for her and the nearly 3.5 million people in this country who live with epilepsy. Read the full article…