CURE Discovery: Predicting Focal Epilepsy’s Path through the Brain

Source: CURE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy

January 22, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • In a study funded in part by CUREDr. Jennifer Gelinas aimed to understand how focal epilepsy resulting in partial seizures can progress to different parts of the brain over time.
  • She discovered that abnormal electrical activity between seizures can affect regions of the brain outside of a person’s epileptic network (regions of the brain involved in creating and spreading seizures).
  • Examining these interactions may provide opportunities to predict how focal epilepsy might progress in individuals.