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Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

Funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, this program supports a team approach to researching the prevention and treatment of post-traumatic epilepsy.

Epilepsy Genetics Initiative (EGI) Overview

EGI is an initiative created to bridge the gap between people with epilepsy, clinicians, and researchers and advance precision medicine in epilepsy.

Epilepsy Genetics Initiative (EGI) Data

EGI is designed to be a community resource, and the whole exome data within the database is available to the entire research community.

Infantile Spasms Overview

Often called little seizures with big consequences, infantile spasms (IS) are subtle seizures that occur in a baby’s first year of life - a time when brain development is most critical.

Infantile Spasms Initiative

CURE Epilepsy has awarded over $4.1 million to 8 investigators to accelerate the understanding of infantile spasms and advance a new, disease-modifying therapy into the clinic.

SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) Overview

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), which occurs when a seemingly healthy person with epilepsy dies for no known obvious reason, is perhaps the most devastating possible consequence of epilepsy. It is estimated that over 3,000 people will die each year from SUDEP and it can happen to anyone with epilepsy, although certain individuals are at a greater risk.

SUDEP – CURE Epilepsy’s Impact

In response to the unacceptable loss caused by SUDEP, CURE Epilepsy, with the assistance of many parents who were seeking answers, launched the first-ever private research program dedicated to advance the understanding SUDEP and its prevention in the US. Since pioneering the first SUDEP research nearly 20 years ago, CURE Epilepsy has funded 38 grants for a total of $5.3M.