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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…

FutureNeuro collaborators publish paper in Epilepsia Open

FutureNeuro Director Professor David Henshall and Dr Noelle Enright and have published a paper reviewing blood microRNAs as diagnostic biomarkers of epilepsy in Epilepsia Open, the Open Access Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy. To read, please click on the following link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/epi4.12275

FutureNeuro hosts national clinical conference on
Neurological disease

Clinicians, scientists and patient representatives to focus on epilepsy and Motor Neuron disease Friday, 26 October 2018: FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for chronic and rare neurological disease, will hold its inaugural national clinical conference today at RCSI. The event will focus on translating neurological research, on epilepsy and Motor Neuron disease, into clinical care…

Meet the FutureNeuro and RCSI Research Summer Students

Meet The FutureNeuro Centres 2018 RCSI Summer Students!   The FutureNeuro Centre are delighted to be participating in the Royal College of Surgeons Research Summer School for the first time. The Research Summer School Programme provides undergraduate students an opportunity to become involved in research projects during the summer months. The four students chosen by…

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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…