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International Epilepsy Day 2019 – Seán’s Story

Today is International Epilepsy Day. It is a special event organised by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) which promotes awareness of epilepsy in more than 120 countries each year. Every year on the second Monday of February people join together to celebrate and highlight the problems faced by people…

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FutureNeuro Principal Investigator awarded funding to develop a gene therapy-based approach to epilepsy treatments

Professor Matthew Campbell, Principal Investigator with FutureNeuro and Assistant Professor & Lecturer in Genetics, Trinity College Dublin has been awarded €125,610 in funding as part of a €4.5 million investment by Science Foundation Ireland.His project will investigate whether restoring the function of a gene which regulates the blood-brain-barrier and has been found to be disrupted in brain material from…

FutureNeuro Researcher receives €419,472 to study new treatments for epilepsy

FutureNeuro researcher, Dr. Gary Brennan has received funding as part of a Government investment of €10.8 million in research funding announced today.Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD, has announced the investment for 20 projects through Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG)….

FutureNeuro Researchers part of consortium that discovered 11 new genes associated with epilepsy

The International League Against Epilepsy Consortium on Complex Epilepsies publishes genetic study of epilepsy points to potential new therapiesThe largest genetic study of its kind, led by international researchers including Professor Gianpiero Cavalleri, Dr. Colin Doherty and Dr. Norman Delanty from FutureNeuro, has discovered 11 new genes associated with epilepsy.The research is published in today’s…

€13.6m FutureNeuro SFI Research Centre launched by Minister Heather Humphreys

RCSI-based FutureNeuro centre will translate breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment and connected health solutionsFutureNeuro, a €13.6 million SFI Research Centre has been launched at RCSI, Dublin today. The Centre aims to translate breakthroughs in understanding of brain structure and function to transform the patient journey for people with neurological diseases.Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather…

FutureNeuro Deputy Director receives SFI Best Reported Impact Award at SFI Summit

Professor Gianpiero Cavalleri, Deputy Director of FutureNeuro has received the Science Foundation Ireland ‘Best Reported Impact’ award for his work on genetic biomarkers for epilepsy predisposition and treatment at the annual SFI Science Summit today.This award recognises an SFI researcher’s commitment to maximising the impact of their research. Professor Jane Farrer, Trinity College Dublin was…

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FutureNeuro Deputy Director awarded funding from the Health Research Board and Medical Research Charities Group

Professor Gianpiero Cavalleri, FutureNeuro Deputy Director has been awarded funding through the Health Research Board (HRB) and Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG) Joint Funding Scheme. His project is among 14 studies that were funded by the €3.2m scheme.He will try to determine if certain bacteria present in the gut (the microbiome) might be providing the environmental trigger…

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FutureNeuro Director joins forces with other large EU-funded projects to organise epiXchange 2018

Professor David Henshall, FutureNeuro Director and co-ordinator of EpimiRNA, has joined forces with six other large EU-funded projects  to organise epiXchange 2018, which brings together Europe’s best brains to pave the way for future epilepsy research. Around 50 million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases. To decrease…