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Epilepsy Research UK

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Epilepsy Research UK is the only national organisation exclusively dedicated to funding research into all areas of epilepsy.

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions.

• It affects over 600,000 people in the UK alone, that's 1 in 103 people.

• 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day in the UK.

• Every year 1,000 people die as a result of epilepsy.

• Epilepsy can be caused by a stroke, a head injury or an inherent genetic defect, but in over 60% of cases there is no known cause.

Developments in drug therapy and medical scanning, along with major breakthroughs in the study of the human genome, mean that great progress has been made in understanding the causes of epilepsy in recent years. Even greater advances will be made in the coming years and the research that Epilepsy Research UK funds will be at the forefront of developments to control, and perhaps even cure, epilepsy.

Charity No: 1100394

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