CURE Epilepsy Award, Funded by the Hope Foundation

Controlling Epileptogenicity In Human Focal Cortical Dysplasia

Massimo Avoli, MD, PhD
McGill University

Focal Cortical Dysplasia (FCD) is a structural abnormality in the brain, which can lead to seizures, which do not respond to pharmacological treatment. In a second year of CURE funding, Dr. Avoli will be testing the hypothesis that gap-junctions in patients with FCD contribute to seizures and whether repetitive electrical stimulation of FCD networks can prevent seizures.

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