The changing landscape of epilepsy treatments: what does the future hold?

Submitted by krupa.mistry on Mon, 21/02/2022 - 11:29

Epilepsy affects approximately 50 million people worldwide and The WHO estimates that up to 70%1 of them could live seizure-free if properly diagnosed and treated. Epilepsy is a chronic disease of the central nervous system which affects people of all ages, ethnicities, locations and socio-economic backgrounds. It is characterised by recurrent, unprovoked seizures, resulting from abnormal neural activity in the brain.2  Seizures can range in severity, type and cause, making the diagnosis and selection of the right treatment particularly difficult for physicians. 

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Submitted by admin on Fri, 11/02/2022 - 08:41

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.1 With science and gender equality both key international development goals, engaging women and girls in science has been an important area of focus worldwide in recent decades; however, as the infographic below demonstrates, there’s still a lot of work to be done.2,3