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Both across the nation and here at Penn, research focuses on understanding the causes of epilepsy. Particular interests include identifying genes that are responsible for certain types of epilepsy, understanding the relationship between perinatal injury and seizures, analyzing how seizure activity starts and spreads in the brain, and learning how brain trauma or stroke can cause epilepsy.

New advances in understanding the causes of epilepsy can lead to the development of new medicines to stop seizures. Identifying genes that cause seizures can be used to aid in genetic counseling.

















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