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Epilepsy Foundation Awards $3 Million Grant to International Team of Scientists to Improve Seizure Forecasting (Wednesday, October 10, 2018)
 
The Epilepsy Foundation announced it has awarded a $3 million grant to an international team of scientists, researchers and interoperability experts to evaluate biosensors that can track an individual’s physiology, behavior, and environment to improve seizure prediction. Team members from King’s College London, Mayo Clinic, and Seer Medical/The University of Melbourne will evaluate biosensors in a range of commercially available devices. Learn more.
 
Epilepsy Foundation Brings Innovative Solutions to Market (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)
 
The Epilepsy Foundation today announced a call for entries to its 8th annual competition, where innovators pitch ideas for products, technologies or therapeutic concepts that will directly benefit people living with epilepsy. An initiative of the Foundation’s Epilepsy Therapy Project that was inspired by the television show “Shark Tank,” competition finalists will try to convince a panel of judges and the audience that their idea and business plan is worthy of an investment. Learn more.
 

Coach Jerry Kill to Host Intercepting Epilepsy Benefit to Raise Funds for the Epilepsy Foundation (Monday, July 2, 2018)

Former Southern Illinois University football coach Jerry Kill ("Coach Kill") is hosting the Intercepting Epilepsy Benefit on Saturday, July 14, at the Chicago O'Hare Loews Hotel in Rosemont, IL. The event aims to raise awareness about epilepsy and seizures and raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation's Epilepsy Innovation Institute (Ei2). Ei2 is leading the charge to create an individualized seizure gauge that will allow a person with epilepsy to monitor the likelihood of a seizure on a daily basis. Learn More

New Research Study for Treatment of Focal Epilepsy Launched (Tuesday, April 24, 2018)

The Epilepsy Foundation today announced the launch of a new Human Epilepsy Project study of focal seizures to better understand the long-term challenges of living with focal seizures and determine biomarkers of epilepsy severity and treatment response. The biomarkers research study, HEP2, will monitor 200 people with treatment-resistant focal seizures over a two-year period to measure changes in seizure frequency, treatments used, presence of comorbidities — such as depression and anxiety — healthcare costs, and quality of life. HEP2 is the second in a group of registry-based studies called the Human Epilepsy Project, a joint initiative of the Epilepsy Foundation and the Epilepsy Study Consortium to improve the care of people with epilepsy. Learn More
 
Epilepsy Innovation Institute Announces A New Area of Focus  (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)

The Epilepsy Innovation Institute will be leading an effort to better define an individual’s brain network. We want to create a Google Map for your brain that highlights your unique brain traffic pattern. With this map, we can better identify the routes your seizure could take, where the potential traffic jams might be, and how activity can get re-routed in the brain during those situations. Our purpose is to better define an individual’s brain network to enhance diagnosis and care. Learn More

Epilepsy Foundation is awarded a Learning Healthcare System Grant  (Wednesday, April 4, 2018)
 
In 2018, the Epilepsy Foundation was awarded a PCORNet Learning Health System Network Pilot Collaborative grant to establish an Epilepsy Learning Healthcare System. We envision a healthcare system in which we learn from every person with epilepsy, and in turn, improve outcomes for everyone with epilepsy. We can do this by regularly collecting information about patient diagnosis, evaluation and care from doctors and hospitals, then gathering and analyzing it centrally in a standardized way. Learn More
 

Epilepsy Foundation Announces Winners of Shark Tank (Monday, March 5, 2018)

The Epilepsy Foundation announced the winners of the 2018 Shark Tank Competition for innovative ideas in epilepsy and seizure treatment and care on February 22, 2018, at the 2018 Epilepsy Foundation Pipeline Conference in San Francisco, California. Winners will use the award money to accelerate their product from idea to market in a timeframe that matters for people with epilepsy. Learn More. 

Epilepsy & Behavior Research Articles

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Epilepsy Foundation Epilepsy & Behavior Research Editorials in 2017  

Innovative Approachs to Epilepsy Research

  • "Progress in science emerges in two ways; in incremental steps through experiments that build a solid foundation of knowledge, and in innovative breakthroughs that dramatically redefine the scientific landscape. Both approaches are needed, and progress emerges when a healthy dynamic exists between the two." Read more »

People with Epilepsy as Partners in Research

  • "There is a transformation underway in the research ecosystem; the advent of patient engagement in determining the focus, design, and conduct of research studies and dissemination of their results. This means that the roles of patients and caregivers are changing from research "subjects" to research partners." Read more »

Epilepsy Matters: A Research Roundtable for Epilepsy

  • "The Research Roundtable in Epilepsy (RRE) is a new endeavor of the Epilepsy Foundation that is designed to bring together industry, academic, and regulatory partners to discuss solutions to current regulatory issues in developing new therapies for the epilepsies."  Read more »

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Launch of Ei2

Epilepsy Innovation Institute Announces A New Area of Focus  (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)

The Epilepsy Innovation Institute will be leading an effort to better define an individual’s brain network. We want to create a Google Map for your brain that highlights your unique brain traffic pattern. With this map, we can better identify the routes your seizure could take, where the potential traffic jams might be, and how activity can get re-routed in the brain during those situations. Our purpose is to better define an individual’s brain network to enhance diagnosis and care. Learn More