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Epilepsy

Research and Clinical Trials for Epilepsy

A significant amount of research on epilepsy is being conducted by the U.S. government, and foundations and private institutions around the world. The various studies focus on causes in children, adults and seniors, and developing new methods of diagnosing and treating the condition. Other research continually builds data on underlying causes such as stroke, brain injury, tumors, brain abnormalities and infection.

Research and clinical trails for epilepsy include investigations of:

  • How nerve cells and neurotransmitters interact
  • The relationship of other cells to seizures
  • Genetic causes and family history
  • Advancing brain image scans
  • The influence of injury, stroke and brain tumors
  • Inflammation of brain cells
  • The role of the body’s own immune system