The EpLink Genetics Project

Who will develop epilepsy? Who is more likely to develop drug-resistant epilepsy? To address these questions, the EpLink Genetics Project was created to find the genes that may lead to Continue Reading

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Finding a Cure for Lafora Disease

Lafora disease is a rare type of epilepsy that is likely genetic – caused by either a change in a single gene or a small number of related genes (what Continue Reading

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Genetics of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Epilepsy is about 7 times more common in people with a genetic syndrome caused by chromosome 22q11.2 microdeletion or 22qCNV. Dr. Danielle Andrade and her team have recently found that Continue Reading

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Understanding How Environment and Diet Affect Epilepsy

Infantile spasms are drug-resistant seizures seen in children with West’s Syndrome – a childhood epilepsy syndrome. Infantile spasms begin around the first year of life, typically between the ages of Continue Reading

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The Epigenetics of Epilepsy

To better understand what may contribute to a diagnosis of epilepsy, we need to understand the epigenetics of epilepsy. Epigenetics is the study of genetic changes that are not caused Continue Reading

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