Cellular Neurophysiology and Epilepsy group

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    Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, Sölveg. 17

    221 84 Lund

    Sweden

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    Sölvegatan 17, BMC A11

    221 84 Lund

    Sweden

Unit profile

Research

Being one of the most common neurological diseases, epilepsy affect 60 million people worldwide. It is characterized by perennial seizures and it does not discriminate between young and old. In fact the highest risk of onset is among children and elderly. Until this day there is no cure for epilepsy, the therapies available only treat symptoms and come with severe side effects. In addition, one third of the patients show pharmacoresistence. In children, and especially in patients with focal cortical dysplasia, these untreated seizures can have serious impact on the developing brain, leading to mental disability. In order to understand the mechanisms behind the seizures we study this type of epilepsy with the aim to develop new therapeutic strategies specially adapted for children.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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