The European Brain Council sends out a newsletter as well as an External Environmental Report that brings articles and projects of interest to the attention of its members. From these, the Neuropenews Editors identify those that are of interest for the Neuropenews readers.
Getting a grip on epilepsy (Horizon 2020)
Roughly six million people in Europe suffer from epilepsy. Although treatment is widely available, 30% of patients still experience uncontrolled seizures. Hoping to change their lives for the better, the EU-funded project EpiMiRNA is looking to improve our understanding of the underlying causes of the condition, and to open up new diagnostic and therapeutic pathways focusing on the role of microRNAs.
Eric Karran, Director of Research for Alzheimer’s Research on finding treatments for Alzheimer’s (Financial Times)
“In oncology, you are trying to kill cells; in neurology you are trying to keep cells alive. It’s a lot easier to do the former than the latter.”