The Christopher Donalty Memorial Award

Prevention Of Sudden Death In Epilepsy

Carl L. Faingold, PhD
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Sudden Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) accounts for 5-17% of deaths in patients with epilepsy, including children. The aim of this proposal is to understand what brain abnormalities cause animals to be susceptible to SUDEP and determine if blocking the action of certain naturallyoccurring brain chemicals can prevent sudden death in those animals.


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