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Swiss League Against Epilepsy Presents 2018 Research Recognition Award

A team from Bern has won this year's Research Recognition Award which is presented by the Swiss League Against Epilepsy and comes with prize money of CHF 25,000. The award-winning project involves research into an innovative investigation method which uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

30 May, 2018
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Professor Ingrid Scheffer elected Fellow to Royal Society

Congratulations to Professor Ingrid Scheffer who was elected to the Royal Society of London. She was among the fifty distinguished scientists elected for their exceptional contribution to science. The society is the oldest scientific institution in the world. Professor Scheffer's work as a…

15 May, 2018
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Genetic literacy series: Primer part 2—Paradigm shifts in epilepsy genetics

Summary This is the second of a 2‐part primer on the genetics of the epilepsies within the Genetic Literacy Series of the Genetics Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy. In Part 1, we covered types of genetic variation, inheritance patterns, and their relationship to disease.…

12 May, 2018
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Clinical Research

Genetic generalized epilepsies

Summary The genetic generalized epilepsies (GGEs) are mainly genetically determined disorders. Although inheritance in most cases appears to be complex, involving multiple genes, variants of a number of genes are known to contribute. Pathogenic variants of SLC2A1 leading to autosomal‐dominant…

9 May, 2018
Clinical Research

Getting the best outcomes from epilepsy surgery

Neurosurgery is an underutilized treatment that can potentially cure drug‐refractory epilepsy. Careful, multidisciplinary presurgical evaluation is vital for selecting patients and to ensure optimal outcomes. Advances in neuroimaging have improved diagnosis and guided surgical intervention.…

30 April, 2018
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ILAE Awards Prizes

The ILAE is pleased to announce the following prizes, to be presented in September 2018 at the European Congress on Epileptology. Epilepsia Prizes Each year, the ILAE awards one Epilepsia Clinical Science Prize and one Epilepsia Basic Science Prize to the first authors of original research…

12 April, 2018
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