CURE Epilepsy

CURE Epilepsy CURE Epilepsy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding cures for epilepsy.

CURE Epilepsy is the leading nongovernmental agency fully committed to funding research in epilepsy. CURE Epilepsy has been at the forefront of epilepsy research, raising more than $90 million to fund innovative research and other initiatives that will lead the way to a cure for epilepsy. CURE Epilepsy funds grants for young and established investigators and has awarded more than 285 cutting-edge

projects around the world to date. CURE Epilepsy was one of the key sponsors involved in shaping the direction and outcome of the commissioned Institute of Medicine report released in March 2012, The Public Health Dimensions of the Epilepsies. The organization was instrumental in the creation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Epilepsy Research Benchmarks which were created to help guide the research community toward a cure.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed the first 3D-printed brain tissue that can function an...
02/27/2024

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed the first 3D-printed brain tissue that can function and grow the same as typical brain tissue. This development could help with the study of stem cell biology and the pathogenesis of neurological disorders.

"This could be a hugely powerful model to help us understand how brain cells and parts of the brain communicate in humans,” says Su-Chun Zhang, professor of neuroscience and neurology at UW–Madison’s Waisman Center.

Explore some of the latest epilepsy research on our website including articles on epilepsy treatments, infantile spasms,...
02/22/2024

Explore some of the latest epilepsy research on our website including articles on epilepsy treatments, infantile spasms, rare epilepsies, the ketogenic diet for epilepsy, and more.
https://cureepilepsy.org/news/ -featured

Read more of the latest news about epilepsy and CURE Epilepsy's programs and events.

02/21/2024

What medical tests are used to diagnose epilepsy? Dr. David E. Burdette, MD answers your questions on how epilepsy is diagnosed. Watch the full video at the Epilepsy Explained link in our bio.

02/16/2024

Did you know today is National Caregiver Day? At CURE Epilepsy, we celebrate every person caring for someone with epilepsy. Your kindness, your care, your compassion and your strength makes a difference!

Check out the Seizing Life episode with Bud Hager as he shares advice on the unique journey of a caregiver to someone with epilepsy.
https://www.cureepilepsy.org/seizing-life/the-caregiver-journey-a-fathers-story/

Learn about new research on Fintepla (fenfluramine). The study shows this treatment helped to lower seizure frequency in...
02/15/2024

Learn about new research on Fintepla (fenfluramine). The study shows this treatment helped to lower seizure frequency in some children with Dravet syndrome who started the treatment before they were two years old.
https://cureepilepsy.org/news/fintepla-safely-reduces-seizures-in-children-younger-than-2-study-finds/

Treatment with Fintepla (fenfluramine) appeared to be reasonably safe and lower seizure frequency in five children with Dravet syndrome who started on the therapy before they were two years old.

CURE Epilepsy is honored to have helped lay the foundation for the Senate Epilepsy Caucus through a strategic developmen...
02/15/2024

CURE Epilepsy is honored to have helped lay the foundation for the Senate Epilepsy Caucus through a strategic development and active engagement in the Epilepsies Action Network.

WASHINGTON – Today, on International Epilepsy Day, Senators Eric Schmitt and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) launched the Senate Epilepsy Caucus. The Senate Epilepsy Caucus will work to advance data, research, and innovation to better understand and treat those with epilepsy and promote the needs of people ...

02/13/2024

In the Mahenge region of Tanzania, the incidence of epilepsy is significantly higher than in the US (with some estimates putting the rate of occurrence close to 10 times more). Why? What can be done? Watch all of our Seizing Life episodes at the link in our bio.

02/12/2024

On International Epilepsy Day, we are excited to share the trailer to the documentary, “The Curse of Stigma,” produced by our good friends at the BAND Foundation and the Whitten-Newman Foundation. “The Curse of Stigma” tells the story of African women living with epilepsy and the pain, isolation, and harm they face due to discrimination and deeply embedded cultural beliefs. Their ultimate understanding of epilepsy as a treatable condition leads them to better health and brighter futures.

The film is currently making its way through the international film festival circuit and will be released to the general public after the circuit is finished.

The BAND and Whitten-Newman Foundations partnered with the International Bureau for Epilepsy Africa Region (IBE Africa) which identified the featured stories and worked closely with the production team to ensure that all elements of the film were told from an African perspective. Their work to make epilepsy a health priority in Africa inspired this film.

Today is International Epilepsy Day. Wear your purple or your CURE Epilepsy apparel to help raise awareness for epilepsy...
02/12/2024

Today is International Epilepsy Day. Wear your purple or your CURE Epilepsy apparel to help raise awareness for epilepsy today! Checkout the event page for more information. https://www.cureepilepsy.org/event_type/international-epilepsy-day-2024/

Every year on the second Monday of February people join together for International Epilepsy Day, to celebrate and highlight the problems faced by people with…

Did you know   have different classifications? Seizures are classified depending upon where they start in the  , whether...
02/08/2024

Did you know have different classifications? Seizures are classified depending upon where they start in the , whether the person remains or loses consciousness, and other symptoms. Learn more:

Seizures are classified by where they start in the brain, whether the person remains or loses consciousness, and more. Learn more with CURE Epilepsy.

💜 Spread Love, Spread Awareness! 💜This Valentine's Day, join CURE Epilepsy in a mission to raise awareness for the 1 in ...
02/06/2024

💜 Spread Love, Spread Awareness! 💜

This Valentine's Day, join CURE Epilepsy in a mission to raise awareness for the 1 in 26 Americans who will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime. Share the love by posting a picture of yourself holding a purple heart and caption it "Someone I love is 1 in 26."

🎨 Get creative! Craft your own heart or use one of our coloring pages. https://www.cureepilepsy.org/event_type/valentines-day-someone-i-love-is-1-in-26-2/

CURE Epilepsy is calling all caregivers to and loved ones of an American with epilepsy this Valentine’s Day to help spread epilepsy awareness! Take a…

02/05/2024

How many different types of seizures are there? Dr. Kristen Park, Pediatric Neurologist at Children’s Hospital of Colorado, answers this question and more in the full episode of Epilepsy Explained.
https://www.cureepilepsy.org/epilepsy-explained/

🌍 International Epilepsy Day is right around the corner! 💜On the second Monday of February, the world unites for  , spot...
02/02/2024

🌍 International Epilepsy Day is right around the corner! 💜
On the second Monday of February, the world unites for , spotlighting the challenges faced by individuals, families, and caregivers. 🤝 Join CURE Epilepsy and the global epilepsy community! On International Epilepsy Day, let's spread awareness and fund groundbreaking research.

Every year on the second Monday of February people join together for International Epilepsy Day, to celebrate and highlight the problems faced by people with…

We kick off Black History Month with a new study on healthcare inequity in epilepsy.  We were encouraged to see a story ...
02/01/2024

We kick off Black History Month with a new study on healthcare inequity in epilepsy. We were encouraged to see a story in the Washington Post cover the study which identified delays in diagnosis & treatment of infantile epileptic spasms syndrome (IESS, also known as IS) for children with historically marginalized racial/ethnic backgrounds. The study out of Boston Children’s Hospital concluded that, “We have a moral imperative to address the inequities in care affecting children with IESS.” https://answers.childrenshospital.org/infantile-spasms-equity/




Infantile spasms can be subtle, and infants of color may have delayed referral to a neurologist. A new training module aims to change that.

01/31/2024

We’re looking for perspectives from across the healthcare community on the direction of patient-centered .

Apply to be a PCORI advisory panelist. https://pcori.me/3EE8DKq

Great resource on rescue medications for the epilepsy community. 💜
01/29/2024

Great resource on rescue medications for the epilepsy community. 💜

Rescue Medications are an important component of a Seizure Action Plan. Check out our UPDATED video demonstrations on Rescue Medication administration available in English and Spanish!

https://www.epilepsyallianceamerica.org/rescue-medications/

One in 26 Americans will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime. Today, on 1/26, we honor those who are and will b...
01/26/2024

One in 26 Americans will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime. Today, on 1/26, we honor those who are and will be impacted by epilepsy. Make a difference today by helping to fund critical research.

Donate: https://www.cureepilepsy.org/donate/

❗Limited Spots Remain❗Still thinking about running the iconic Chicago Marathon in 2024? Planning to run the marathon but...
01/25/2024

❗Limited Spots Remain❗
Still thinking about running the iconic Chicago Marathon in 2024? Planning to run the marathon but need some extra motivation?

CURE Epilepsy still has a few guaranteed entries for the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and additional spots for those who already secured an entry. For those who want to run and raise funds for critical research as a member of Team CURE Epilepsy, you can receive complimentary race entry, access to a Team pre-race social, coordinated training runs along the Chicago lakefront with other local Team CURE Epilepsy members, family and friend participation in our Charity Cheer Zone, encouragement through inspirational stories, and a personalized Team CURE Epilepsy online fundraising page. For all the details, visit: https://www.cureepilepsy.org/event_type/join-team-cure-epilepsy-for-the-2024-bank-of-america-chicago-marathon/

To apply for a Team CURE Epilepsy Chicago marathon entry, contact Brandon Laughlin at [email protected]

Join us next Friday for our newest webinar focused on how the role of people with epilepsy & their support system in res...
01/18/2024

Join us next Friday for our newest webinar focused on how the role of people with epilepsy & their support system in research has been evolving over the years as research & the corresponding care and treatment of epilepsy has become more patient-centric.
https://www.cureepilepsy.org/event_type/webinar-prioritizing-the-role-of-people-with-lived-experience-in-epilepsy-research/

The role of people with epilepsy and their support system in research has been evolving over the past couple decades as research and the corresponding…

01/18/2024

What happens in the brain when a seizure occurs? Get the answer from Dr. Kristen Park, Pediatric Neurologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, in our first episode of Epilepsy Explained.
Watch full episode: https://www.cureepilepsy.org/epilepsy-explained/

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